The Tillandsia ionantha is a popular air plant with a beautiful bloom. This species is native to Central America and Mexico and incorporates the most significant number of varieties, including Guatemala, Mexico, Maxima, Rubra, Fuego, Fat Boy, Variegata, and Victoria.
The most common and recognizable air plant, the Tillandsia ionantha, is small and has thin, green leaves that turn red when blooming. Ionantha is a bromeliad plant known as the sky plant because it has a short stem and grows in a tropical climate. They produce flowers toward the end of their lifespan and produce numerous offsets (baby tillandsia) in each bloom cycle.