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Similar in shape to the T. caput medusae and T. ehlersiana, the Tillandsia seleriana is native to Central America especially throughout southern Mexico, El Salvador, and Honduras. The T. seleriana has a large bulbous base. In fact, it has the largest pseudobulb of all air plants. It is characterized by having green leaves that are covered in fuzzy trichomes. These plants can grow to be 8-10 inches tall.
Since these plants grow in such a wide range, there are variants in size and shape of this species found throughout Central America, and there are occasional natural hybrids that can be found as well.
T. seleriana air plants growing on a tree in the wild
The T. seleriana can often be found growing on the sides of trees in pine and oak forests.
When in bloom these funky plants will blush purple and produce a stiff bloom spike that emits several bloom bracts that will bloom purple flowers.
These unique air plants make quite the statement in any display and are sure to become a favorite in your plant collection!