Tillandsia Purpurea, a Peruvian native, is one of the few air plants that boast fragrant flowers. When in bloom, purpurea sends out tall bloom spikes that become lined with delicate, lavender flowers.
Most people relate the fragrance to that of cinnamon or a warm spring day. In addition, they are a relatively quick grower that readily produces off-sets of "pups" from the base. In short order, your Purpurea will clump into a beautiful specimen. Our current plants have an exceptionally beautiful leaf pattern.