Epiphyte on trees, cactus and rocks. Widespread varies with locality.
Filtered sun, temperate, semi dry
Likes to dry out between watering.
A very attractive smaller airplant. Great to grow indoors as the Mexican form it is less prone to rot than other species. Likes to have enough light and can withstand being dryer but likes fairly regular watering. Usually green but the whole plant blushes red before flowering.