Tillandsia ionantha: Air Plant
Tillandsia ionantha is a great first plant for those new to air plant care. These compact plants feature layers of silvery-green leaves and bloom the most beautiful violet flowers, and when in bloom the top of the plant will also turn a brilliant bright red.
Tillandsias are epiphytes and do not require soil because moisture and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves from rain, dew, dust, decaying leaves and insect matter. Some are aerophytes, or air plants, which grow on other plants or shifting desert soil. Tillandsias are hardy enough to be grown indoors with adequate lighting and need to be watered, by spraying the plant, 1-3 times per week depending on the species. Air plants need plenty of air movement to help them dry out fast enough to avoid mold and decay. Temperatures can range from 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Note: The plant pictured here is an example for our website. Each plant is unique and you will receive one similar in size, shape, and color.