The popular Tillandsia bulbosa is a very dark green air plant with naked to the eye trichomes giving it a waxy feel and appearnace. Its snake like legs grow in an unorganized fashion making each plant truly singular. To maintain its dark green color it should be grown in lower lights. Bulbosa sprout a striking dark red bloom with dark purple shoots. It is named for its bulbous base at the bottom of the plant because of its similarity to a traditional bulb. It is a slow grower and conservative mother, only producing a couple of pups per plant.
These plants are low maintenance, making them a great choice for people who are new to indoor plants.
They need regular daily indirect or filtered sunlight (so fine for desks, shelves, bathrooms or bedrooms). A weekly water is all they require - although you can always give them a mist in between if they look a little dry.