Tillandsia Ionantha Air Plant

//Tillandsia Ionantha Air Plant

Native to Costa Rica and Mexico, a very popular and easy to grow species. The entire top of the plant blushes a bright red when in bloom. Individual flowers are a violet tube. Plants are 1″-2″ tall when not in bloom. Your plant needs to be watered regularly, at least 2 to 3 times per week. Misting is generally not sufficient. The easiest way to do this is to actually immerse the whole plant in the sink or a bucket if possible, if not, use a hose or the kitchen faucet to totally wet your plant. Your plant will also appreciate a good soaking for several hours every one to two weeks. Give your plant as bright a light as you can. Partial sun for an hour or so in the morning or evening should be okay, but you should avoid all day direct sun. Most will survive a light frost and will have some leaf damage, but should still produce pups for you. A frost for more than a few hours will kill your plant.

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