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.
gorgeous, arrived in bloom and extremely healthy! looking forward to buying more in the future
Beautiful plants. Arrived promptly in good packaging. Will buy all future air plants from this supplier.
Tillandsia ionantha v. Rubra Peach
Great customer service , with an email thanking me for buying and saying if I needed any advise to email.
It’s my first but will not be my last plant from this seller.
Arrived quickly and very healthy
These are the most beautiful, large and healthy air plants I have ever seen, these are nothing like those sad little specimens in the bags at the garden centre. This could become an obsession. Thank you Andy for the great customer service.