Sometimes we overlook plants we think of as common or not special because they aren’t new varieties or hybrids. Tillandsia tenuifolia, baileyi and schiedeana are some of the first plants I bought when we started collecting Tillandsias and each is fabulous in it’s own way and coming into flower at the moment. Tenuifolia has great colourful flowers and flowers and clumps so readily, the flowers are a sign that we are moving out of winter. Schiedeana has such a stiff structural shape and beautiful orange bracts with striking yellow petals. T. baileyi makes lovely clumps of silvery bulbous plants with elegant pink flower spikes.