Tillandsia maxima is one of the few species that grows to a huge size. Size can be up to 15-18 cm in length. Very robust tillandsia that have the ability to take more sun but lesser as compared to van hyn. Reason being is that although it has plenty of tricomes, the leaves are not as succulent as van hyn. However, maxima flowers with a peachy tinge and an amazing number of flowers.
Offset may be slow under cultivation but each offset is grown into a huge size in a relatively short period of time. Additionally, maxima loves water and enjoy to be watered almost every other day. Drenching them in water with diluted fertiliser may be excellent for growth in the hotter and sunnier days. However, even without fertilisation, they thrive readily under good light and lots of water.