Eric Knobloch was an early Tillandsia collector and hybridizer in Louisiana in the mid 1900's, this hybrid was named in honor of him in the 1960's. Its parentage is T. brachycaulos x streptophylla. The result favors the T. streptophylla parent with its foliage while the blushing color comes as a combination of the two. When it begins to flower, the plant will turn a matte reddish-pink. Mature size is roughly 8" in diameter.