Tillandsia ionantha 'Druid' is a variety of the species T. ionantha which comes from Central America, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. It grows as an epiphyte up in the tree canopies and on scrub bushes. It grows in hot and dry environments and so is well adapted to drought and full sun.
Ionantha is from the Greek 'Ion' meaning purple, and 'Anthos' which means flower. When the ionantha's come into their flowering process they color up really well turning fiery red, and then will produce the lovely purple, tubular flowers, then they will produce pups or offsets around the base which will grow and flower again when they reach maturity which is generally one year.
There are many many sub-species and varieties of ionantha, which makes them very collectible. They are very popular due to their ease of growing, vibrant display and the fact that they are so versatile.
Here is Tillandsia ionantha 'Druid' which is a rare White flowering ionantha. I have some 'large' flowering size plants for sale.
Another healthy and large plant from Andy. One of my favorites that looks great in my collection.
Another healthy we’ll packaged air plant from Andy. Druid makes a nice addition to an air plant collection as the colour is quite different from any of the others.
This Tillandsia Ionantha Druid from Andy is such a stunner - a glorious yellow colour which stands out among the variety of greens pinks and reds currently in my growing collection.
Arrived in great condition and is a good size. With it's unusual colour it contrasts nicely with my other plants.
Great sized plant with many pups already on the way