Tillandsia ionantha v. rubra peach is a variety of the species T. 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 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.
Here is Tillandsia ionantha 'Rubra Peach' as the name suggests it is a variety of T. ionantha 'Rubra' that colors up a lovely peach shade.
I have beautiful specimens of this with lots of color at the moment.
Lovely plant with a little pup, I love it!
Love Andy's selection of plants. First bought some at Chelsea Flower Show and have since bought online and recently for a present. Always good service and healthy plants. One recently flowered too!
I bought a small air plant from Andy to trial my success with them - my wee plant arrived safely, all wrapped up safely and looks fab on the shelf in our living room. A full set of instructions on how to care for it was included which was a nice addition. So pleased with my purchase and excellent customer service. I will definitely be a repeat customer 🙂
The Tillandsia Iona that v. Rubra arrived well packed and in perfect condition it looks perfect in our diamond terrarium, it's doing great and produced two dainty flowers.
This is an adorable little plant with a really stunning colour. Carefully packed along with the other air plants in my order, and great service from Andy. I'll happily buy from here again!