Tillandsia is in the bromeliad family and are native to the warmer climates. Commonly known as air plants, they are found from jungle to rain forest to arid desert environments – from sea level to high mountain regions.
Most Tillandsia species use their root systems to attach themselves to trees or rocks and absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves. s. Many of these unique plants undergo a dramatic color change as they prepare to bloom. Since Tillandsia's are epiphytes, the mounting medium you choose is limited only by your imagination. These hardy plants are adaptable and tolerant to a wide range of environmental conditions and require minimal care.
The three most important requirements are bright light, although not direct sun, good air circulation and water.
Air Plants (Tillandsia)
Tillandsia, Ionantha Fuego
Ionantha Fuego is a such a colorful and fun little air plant. The Ionantha Fuego is a very low maintenance air plant, making it perfect for "green thumb" challenged individuals! This variety of Tillandsia is known for being a quick grower, and as it matures will create many "pups" which will eventually clump into a ball like formation. During th...
Tillandsia, Ionantha Rubra
Ionantha Rubra is a unique low maintenance plant that is perfect for smaller terrariums, globes, and sea shells. The Rubra starts life with shades of green, yellow, and red which all deepen as the plant matures and enters its bloom cycle. Over time the Ionantha rubra will create "pups" and will eventually form a clump. This little air plant i...
COLOR: Sage green leaves with a darker sage or brown base. SELLING SIZE: 10 Inch High WATER: Soak once per week or mist regularly to prevent tipping. MOUNTING: Cork, driftwood, great in window box or Orchid pot! NATIVE HABITAT: Native of USA Southern states, Latin America and Antilles. SIZE: Small 2-3″ medium 4-6″ Large 7-10″ Extra Large 11-18″
Tillandsia Juncifolia is a long spiky air plant, with a more vibrant green leaf color. The leaves are long, stiff and straight making for a striking looking plant. They are approximately long making them a good match for the large terrariums or alternatively on their own suspended with a fine thread.