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Tillandsia ionantha (Air plant). This is a small stemless bromeliad which usually grows in thick clumps. It has a tight bulb-like rosette with narrow, heavily scaled, triangular leaves. The flowers are white-tipped, violet blooms, and will turn a brilliant red.
They are frost tender. You should plant in well-drained soil, sphagnum moss or on slabs of bark or driftwood.
Grown for their flowers or overall appearance.