Tillandsia intermedia from the genus Tillandsia is endemic to western Mexico, reported from Guerrero, Sinaloa, and Jalisco. It is found on trees and bushes, including mangroves at an altitude ranging from 0 to 1000 meters above sea level.
Tillandsia intermedia is a medium sized (may exceed 25 cm) caulescent, but often apparently elongated because of proliferation of the inflorescence cause it often hanging from trees by the coiled leaves, or the inflorescence proliferating repeatedly as a new rosette, forming a chain of plants. It has 5-8, thick leaves covered throughout with coarse pale scales. The sheaths are large, broadly ovate, inflated and forming a narrowly ovoid or ellipsoid pseudobulb 5-15 cm long. Tillandsia intermedia is one of the few airplants that grows upside down in the wild.