Tillandsia ionantha, the sky plant, is a species in the genus Tillandsia. This species is native to Central America and Mexico. It is also reportedly naturalized in Broward County, Florida.
Tillandsia ionantha is one of the most colorful of the air plants, which are part of the genus Tillandsia from the Bromeliaceae family. The air plants are unusual, in that they can grow on almost anything without the need for soil. The ionantha air plant is native to Mexico and Central America, but has become a popular ornamental plant throughout the world. The small plant produces a colorful array of shoots, ranging from pink to blue to purple. While these plants appear difficult to grow due to their unusual characteristics, air plants are very hardy.