Tillandsia purpurea is a hardy species that in many regions can be grown in full sun. It's a good pupper but not a quick grower so over time, it will form a nice clump. Many argue that purpurea is the most fragrant species out there!
Origins: Ecuador, Peru
Bloom: Small compound grey inflorescence with white flowers that have a purple band around the edge. Strongly fragrant!
Tillandsia in the home or office must receive enough bright light (filtered sunlight) and moisture for a healthy plant. In place of natural light, a broad spectrum fluorescent light is recommended. Ideal watering schedule is one to two times a week.
Air plants thrive in outdoor environments for instance; hanging from under a tree canopy, placed in a covered screened patio, the Tillandsia along with natural bright filtered sunlight, provide just the right environment air plants love. Watering once a week for humid environments, twice weekly for the dryer climates. Dehydration will occur when the plant’s foliage begins to curl. Remedy, soak plants in water up to 15 minutes.