Its taken 6 years for them to fill it. Im not sure if that or too much shade created a smaller bloomstalk-or that its March. Still one exotic looking Tillandsia.
Sheez, at least you got one that's blooming Stan. More'n I've ever had.
A tip, Gonzer: Never split them up, they need to be in a clump to flower. I read it somewhere some long time ago and since I left mine alone to clump up, I had 3 flowers already!
Just full sun,dont divide and water 3-4 times a week in summer,almost never in winter if your rains are enough.
And I meant 12" of course. 12'?..ooof,by 2088.