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TILLANDSIA ‘Wight Dragon’ ? ?

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. Reg. Doc. 9/2017 by Chia-Wei Lee.
Country of origin: California USA

Seed Parent: exserta? Pollen Parent: chiapensis?