Tillandsia ionantha ‘Guatemala’ is a very popular air plant. It is often a person's first Tillandsia in their collection. This is because Guatemala grow very easily and also readily produce pups. You will often see Guatemalas form into clumps of 3-5 plants. These plants can withstand a variety of conditions, but prefer brighter light levels and routine waterings. This is one of the air plants that can either be misted, or submerged in water - we prefer the latter but it is up to you and how your plant responds.
Ionantha Guatemalas are typically green in color, but turn an amazing red or pink color when they come into bloom. Once in full bloom, they produce purple flowers protruding from the center of the plant. It is truly a sight to see.
Grow in bright light (some direct sun is fine). Allow to soak in room temperature water for a few hours once a week. To facilitate blooming use special air plant fertilizer as a supplement.