This seed was planted in Feb. 1990 as Tillandsia dorotheae. Only six seedlings made it to maturity and once they bloomed I new that it wasn't T. dorotheae, which is considered to be a natural hybrid of T. albertiana and argentina. After watching and growing for several generations my best guess is that this accidental hybrid is crossed with Tillandsia didisticha, which used to be nearby the location of T. dorotheae in the nursery at the time that the pollination event happened, creating an accidental hybrid. With Tillandsia dorotheae as the mother plant, I have decided to name it Tillandsia Dottie.
Produces a single spike, occasionally with two branches. It has light purple petals. The inflorescences is magenta-rose color.