Tillandsia Ionantha, Sky Plant, Ionantha Huamelula, Air Plant
Partial / Bright indirect light
Mist with occasional bath
Easy mount with glue
Tillandsia Ionantha is one of the most colourful of the air plants, which are part of the genus Tillandsia from the Bromeliaceae family. They are small, hardy, round, and have many uses. Spiky green foliage sprouts out from a round base and they will surpise you with their blooming colours.
When in bloom these little guys display a blushing beautiful red to orange colour with purple tubular flowers. It is very exciting when they burst into colour!
If you want to grow air plants indoors and the air is dry, you will need to mist it frequently and keep it near a window where the air flows.
The air plants are unusual, in that they can grow on almost anything without the need for soil. The Tillandsia, AKA air plant, is native to Mexico, Costa Rica, Central America and parts of South America, and has become a popular ornamental plant throughout the world. The small air plant produces a colourful array of shoots, ranging from pink to blue to purple. While these plants appear difficult to grow due to their unusual characteristics, air plants are very hardy and air plant care is simple. In fact, you mostly just need to mist the air plant occasionally.
- One tillandsia ionantha ~ 3 – 6 inch
- One plastic pot ~ 11cm
Dos and Don’ts after receiving the plant
- Mist the plant as air plants love water.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.