Tillandsia Wight Dragon
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Tillandsia Wight Dragon
exserta? x chiapensis?, California
From BCR ... "Mature rosette to 30 cm diameter x 1 metre high with the inflorescence. Long, pendant, succulent curly leaves are densely covered with white scurf. Upper leaves are burgundy red when exposed to sufficient sunshine, which very resembles the chiapensis parent. Erect spike to 50cm. tall with narrow, pale pink-bracted paddles (up to 8 branches, each to 20cm. long),and with purple flowers. Exported by Rainforest Flora, California around 2009, in a mixed batch of T. exserta x xerographica, but thought to be T. exserta x chiapensis, breeder unknown. In the mythical online Game of Thrones terminology, a "wight" means a dead body, hence the cultivar name."

Chris Larson 08/18
Chris Larson ... "I recently put the T. Wight Dragon tag on a plant which was procured mounted on a stick as T. exserta X chiapensis. It was a tiny pup and struggled - and flowered rather poorly probably 2 or 3 or so years ago. I found the reference to this cross on the BCR only recently and added that to the label - just before it started to flower. It has always been a single spiked plant for me."

Updated 20/11/18