Tillandsia Stricta Hard Leaf | In Bloom!
Several of my tillandsia's are in bloom right now, and they are beautiful. My stricta, in particular, has been the most amazing to watch. First, a single pink bud appeared. That single bud turned into a stalk of pink petals with white pearl-like objects tucked inside each petal. Those pearly little things eventually turned pink and started expanding into the purple mini-flowers you see below. This plant has been in bloom for about three weeks now.
And that about sums up why I am essentially obsessed with these epiphytes. They bloom, don't require any soil and can live anywhere in my home.