Air Plant (Tillandsia ionantha) in the Air Plants Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 3 to 4 inches
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leaves are typically gray, gray-green, or white
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


Posted by mw236 (Summerville, South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Jan 5, 2013 12:13 PM

My first tillandsia to bloom! :D

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 13, 2013 6:00 AM

The silver-colored base of this small Tillandsia is very attractive. It has intense violet flowers and when in bloom, the plant turns red.

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