Tillandsia ionantha v. fastigiata syn T. ionantha 'Peanut' is a variety of Tillandsia ionantha which 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 ionantha's come into their flowering process they color up or blush red or pink depending on the variety, 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 generally takes 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.
Here is Tillandsia ionantha v. fastigiata syn T. ionantha 'Peanut' it is a lovely small growing ionantha which colors up very nicely and then produces its lovely purple flowers.
These are really nice chunky little plants, flowering size, snap em up while they last.
My three specimens of T. Ionantha "Peanut" were perfectly selected to complement each other with slightly differing characteristics: one was quite pear-shaped and fat whilst another was slimmer and more curved and a sharper green and the final one was blushing beautifully and has since flowered. Andy is obviously passionate about his plants and cares about every customer's order which are always extremely well packed with each plant appropriately labelled to ensure you know what you have. A great find.
I recently ordered Tillandsia 'peanut' from Andy and was delighted with the healthy specimen I received.
A really fun, characteristic little plant that stands out amongst other Ionantha cultivars
I could not have been more pleased than I was with " Andy's air plants " ,,,from acceptance of order , to updates on delivery, delivery on time, ... Packaging was safe and secure for such tiny items , and the plants themselves were in wonderful condition,., . ., air plants are a new love for me,,,and to know that you can ask advice at any time from Andy is such an assurance ,,, a big thank you,,,,.,