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Tillandsia ionantha 'Druid'

Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Semi-Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution A natural sport originating from Vera Cruz, Mexico

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Small solitary/ clump forming epiphyte
Foliage Leaves silvery green, uppermost whorl of leaves turning peach/ pale yellow when plant starts to flower.
Flowers Flowers tubular, white
Similar Other forms of Tillandsia ionantha differ from this cultivar/ sport in having bright lavender/purple flowers, and uppermost whorl of leaves are bright magenta/red when plants begin to flower

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Skyrise / Balcony, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting, [Remarks] (Prefers regular misting and a well ventilated growing environment. Does not like to be constantly wet and care must be taken to allow the plant to dry off slightly between mistings/ waterings. Do not allow water to collect in the leaf axils as this will cause the plant to rot.)
Plant Growth Rate Fast
Maintenance Requirements Low
Fertilizing Very dilute liquid fertilizer can be applied directly to the leaves fortnightly to promote growth
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Yellow / Golden
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Rough

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Smooth, Thin

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Master ID 31125
Species ID 5516
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.