Prepare to be amazed when you first smell the bloom from T. duratii. Many people say "grape Kool-aid!" I would say that's a pretty accurate description of its fragrance! Not only are the blooms highly fragrant, but this species can grow to be quite long (three feet!) and into large clumps!
Over time, the lower leaves will begin to bend backwards and curl. It's also an incredibly tough species! It can go longer periods without water than most Tillandsia.