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.
Great sized plant with many pups already on the way
Lovely little plant, packaged well and arrived safely with care instructions. I'm looking forward to seeing it grow and wouldn't hesitate to buy from Andy's Air Plants again! Great service and quality all round
Tillandsia ionantha 'Druid'
A beautiful shaped colorful little plant, a pleasure to have,. I have ordered two more ,,along with others ,from Andys air plants.,