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Air Plant - Ionantha Guatemala

Arcane Supply Co.

Perfect for smaller terrariums, driftwood, and cork. The Ionantha Guatemala is a classic and adored air plant. The Ionantha Guatemala has thin, spiky leaves with many trichomes on them. The trichomes give the leaves a white or silvery look. When in bloom these little guys display a blushing beautiful red to orange color with purple tubular flowers. The main picture displayed is what the plant looks like when in bloom.They bloom 2 to 3 times per year. It is very exciting when they burst into color!

The silver-green leaves of the Tillandsia Ionantha Guatemala air plants actually thrive, grow, and even bloom a beautiful violet flower. Easy to care for (spray bottle mistings 2-3 times a week), happy to be indoors in 60-80 degrees, and requiring low indirect light, they do great in rooms with windows.

The Tillandsia Ionantha is a beautiful air plant, and is a great first plant if you are new to air plant care.

These adorable plants feature layers upon layers of the prettiest silvery-green leaves, and an adorable round shape. When the Ionantha blooms, it will have the most beautiful violet flowers, and when in bloom the top of the plant will also turn a brilliant bright red. The flowering cycle on the Ionantha is one of the most beautiful of all of the air plant varieties.

Do...

...mist 2-3 times a week, more often in hot and dry conditions like that of in the desert. It thrives in warm, humid conditions but will do just fine in dry, desert-like environments with regular thorough mistings. You can also run them under a bit of water if they appear to be particularly dry. Do not submerge them though, like you would with other air plants.

It thrives with indirect sunlight. All day direct sunlight will lead to the plant over drying and the tips burning. It also loves fluorescent lighting – making them ideal for office environments.

Ideal temperatures are between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Don't...

...soak too long. This traps water in between its leaves - so after a soaking or a heavy misting, make sure you turn it upside down and shake the excess water free. You can leave the air plant upside down until it is fully dry before placing it back in its home.

From...

The Tillandsia Ionantha is native Nicaragua, Mexico, Costa Rica, and certain areas of South America. It can also be found growing in the wild in the Southern United States in Texas, Florida and California.


 

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