Tillandsia ionantha: Air Plant

The Tillandsia Ionantha is originally native to Mexico, Costa Rica, and certain areas of South America.One of the most desirable aspects of the Ionantha air plant is that it is a very hearty plant that will require minimal attention compared to some other varieties of air plants.  While they are a hearty plant, they still do require some attention with regular misting and soakings. 

 The Ionantha varieties love sunlight, so they should also be kept in an area that gets adequate light throughout the day(east/west facing windows are best).  We recommend soaking the plant once or twice a week depending on the environment. It likes warmer, humid conditions but will do just fine in a dryer environment with regular misting. Below are a few questionable questions about this beautiful plant that will help you keep your plant healthy and flourishing.

How do you care for an Ionantha plant?

The Ionantha varieties love sunlight, so they should also be kept in an area that gets adequate light throughout the day(east/west facing windows are best). We recommend soaking the plant once or twice a week depending on the environment, and regular misting as needed.

How big does Tillandsia Ionantha get?

Each Ionantha Tillandsia air plant will range from 2 to 3.5 inches in size. The plants you will receive will most likely arrive with green colored leaves, but these leaves will transition into gorgeous pink and purple colors before blooming into a flower.

How long does Tillandsia Ionantha live?

Life Cycle. Tillandsias are tropical plants that usually live for several years and will bloom and produce flowers only one time during their lifetime. The flowers are striking and brilliantly colored, and the bloom period will last several days to many months, depending on the species.

How do I know if my air plant needs water?

Signs of under-watering your air plant include the leaf tips turning brown or crispy. The natural concave shape of air plant leaves tends to become more exaggerated when under-watered. Unfortunately, if your air plant has been overwatered, it’s often too late to save it.

How fast do ionantha air plants grow?

The quick answer is, Air Plants are slow to grow, and will only bloom once in their life-span! This can take between a year and two years. Today we’ll take a closer look at Air Plant growth and blossoming.

You can read more about air plants in our previous blog post to learn more!

In our Etsy shop: Printhousedesign1 you can purchase these beautiful plants in their own listing or along with a planter. 

Follow the link to see them at our shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/834531119/small-tillandsia-air-plants-for-indoor

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I am a mother, wife, and artist. My true passions are art,environmental awareness, and gardening. I have an Etsy shop where you can find my products are all designed and created by me,help of my computer program, and my 3D printer creating a one of a kind design for your home or office.I am inspired by nature every day and being blessed by living near the ocean gives me the opportunity to find inspiration to bring into my shop and my blog posts.I try to be creative in my designs and I love sharing tips and new ideas in my blogs.

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