sometimes be mistaken for a small Tillandsia duratii. An easy
way to tell the two apart is that the leaves of Tillandsia streptocarpa
are not pendulous (hang down) when they get older. Also, the tips
of the older leaves do not recurve. The blooms are very large relative
to the size of the plant which is normally 20-30 CM in an adult and
they are fragrant. This species is also similar to Tillandsia reichenbachii
but the leaves are much longer and softer.