It is a stemless plant, growing in rather large turf areas, up to 15cm high with numerous sheaths forming a pseudobulb and blades spreading out in all directions. The flowers are violet, upright, about 4cm long, tubular, surpassed by the stamens. It needs moderate watering and very light sunny conditions. With its white, fine to feather-scaled leaves, it is one of the most beautiful of small Tillandsias.
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