Tillandsia Baileyi “Halley’s Comet” is a hybrid cultivar of air plant. It is found along the Gulf Of Mexico to Texas. This air plant gets its name from the long, twirling leaves that spiral out of control from the base. In doing so, it forms a ball-like shape, similar to that of a comet. Because of this shape they are found to be interesting and a modern abstraction.
The plant clumps readily and offsets pups at the base ( viviparous plant). And so one can easily harvest more T.Baileyi after several months to a year. The plant is rigid, and has smooth, thick leaves which are dark green in color.
Tillandsia Baileyi thrives in good light conditions, but can do with frequent watering in the hotter seasons. One can attach the plant to a wire or piece of wood and displayed outdoors or indoors. If indoors, ensure that the plant receives enough moisture, by either spraying it twice a week or leaving it close to a window or door.
During bloom the plant’s stem blushes a deep pink, and produces a purple flower with a yellow tip.