The species Tillandsia ionantha comes from Central America, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. It grows as an epiphyte up in the tree canopies and on scrub bushes. It grows in hot and dry environments and so is well adapted to drought and full sun.
Ionantha is from the Greek 'Ion' meaning purple, and 'Anthos' which means flower. When the Tillandsia ionantha's come into their flowering process they color up really well turning fiery red, and then will produce the lovely purple, tubular flowers, then they will produce pups or offsets around the base which will grow and flower again when they reach maturity which is generally on year.
There are many many sub-species and varieties of Tillandsia ionantha, which makes them very collectible. They are very popular due to their ease of growing, vibrant display and the fact that they are so versatile.
Here is a pack of 3 different Tillandsia Ionantha's.
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Wonderful. Arrived beautifully packed. V pleased with them. M
Many years ago I had a collection of air plants.
Commitments of family life got in the way and I had no time.
My health is now very poor and I have a lovely garden, but my eye caught Andy’s air plants.
I have ordered a couple of times and now have a beautiful collection of plants, which arrived, labelled and in packaging that was so professional and showed care for the plants.
I shall be ordering again, and again, and again.
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Thank you Lois x