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Tillandsia ionantha 'Druid'

Distributed in Veracruz, Mexico.

Tillandsia ionantha 'Druid'

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) ionantha Planchon (1854)



  • [ Blooming ] November - April, for 18 days
  • [ Flower ] White
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 4 cm (W) x 3 - 6 cm (H)
  • White flower variety of Tillandsia ionantha.
  • More hardy than other Tillandsia ionantha.
  • The flowers of 'Albino' is pure yellow as it does not have red pigments. On the other hand, those of 'Druid' is also white but its leaves turn yellow with a red tint in the sunny place.
  • 'Druid' may be sold under the name of 'Peach' as its leaves turn apricot yellow with a strong red tint during blooming periods. Flowers of true 'Peach' is purple.

Cultivaton tips

Informations summarized here are based on our experiences, and TrekGEO does not guarantee the results by cultivating in the same or similar conditions described here. Even a species of Tillandsia differs substantially between individuals, and is very sensitive in changes of environments. Applicatons of any idea inspired by this site should be at your own risks.

Very high watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Blooms every 4 years, although leaf tips and leaves at the bottom of the foliage tend to die.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage, Large size)

  • Mar. 2019 4 offsets began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • Jan. 2019 It bloomed.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Mar. 2020 A foliage of the 3-foliage clump bloomed.

  • May 2019 The seed pod opened and 82 seeds are scattered.

  • Oct. 2018 A seed pod began to grow from a foliage of the clump.
  • Aug. 2018 Roots began to grow.
  • June 2018 3 offsets began to grow.
  • Apr. 2018 It bloomed.

  • June 2017 Roots began to grow.
  • June 2017 Two pffsets began to grow.
  • Jan. 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Apr. 2009 An offset began to grow.

  • Dec. 2008 It bloomed.
  • June 2008 A root began to grow.

  • July 2007 Two roots began to grow.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.

  • Dec. 2005 The 2nd offset began to grow.
  • Oct. 2005 The offset has grown to the same size as the the original foliage.
  • Mar. 2005 An offset began to grow.

  • Nov. 2004 It bloomed.
  • Oct. 2004 Tips of leaves turned yellow.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.

  • Dec. 2003 It grows faster in winter.
  • Oct. 2003 Good condition.
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