Tillandsia ionantha 'Huamelula' (possibly ionantha var. maxima) is a wonderful variety of ionantha that is new to Andy's Airplants. It is quite rare in cultivation. It turns a very nice red in bright light when it is mature.
Tillandsia ionantha 'Huamelula' is a variety of Tillandsia ionantha which comes from San Pedro Huamelula in Oaxacan, Southern Mexico.
Tillandsia ionantha come 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 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 one year.
There are many many sub-species and varieties of 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.
These are single, flowering size plants.
No instructions about what to grow them on. Pebbles? Vegetation?
Rest of instructions fine.
They are in a glass bowl and look great.
Very much enjoyed.
Beautiful healthy plants, arrived quickly, well packaged and bigger than expected. Much appreciated email thanking me for the purchase with a reassurance happy to help with any questions, thank you.
Ordered with other Ionantha varieties and all arrived in perfect condition and very well packaged.
Very good service
Only six weeks after my Huamelula arrived I have a lovely purple flower! So pleased. Now need to work out how to look after my ‘pups’ :)