This is a locality form of paleacea, not a hybrid. It is very rarely offered and is my favorite form of paleacea. The leaves are very wide and it has a beautifully symmetrical shape. They don’t grow roots like most Tillandsias, rather they are adapted to grow in sand near the ocean. They grow in huge swaths along dunes and sometime in rocks among cacti. They grow facing the moist onshore breeze form which they get some of their moisture. They live in some areas that receive less than one inch of rain per year but dew is not uncommon in these areas.