|Tillandsia caliginosa with side pup, MR|
|Tillandsia magnusiana with base pup, MR|
|Tillandsia butzii with base pup, MR|
Some pups fall off the mother plant when they are very tiny. T. karwinskiana does this, as does T. albertiana and several other species. These pups tend to be tiny. They are easily lost.
|Tiny pups in the palm of my hand. Just a few mm big!|
|Free pups housed with some Tillandsia caput medusae.|
There are pup mysteries, though. For example, my T. xerographica bloomed months ago, and I still can't find an offset. Anywhere!