Ionantha

Tillandsia

Plant Story

Tillandsia, are tropical and subtropical plants that have adapted to life in trees or other substrates. These plants acquire their moisture and most nutrients from the air and rainfall. If temperatures and hours of sunlight are kept similar to their native habitats, they will display brilliant flowers once a year. LiveTrends has conducted extensive testing to compile a selection of hardy tillandsia for your indoor environment, including the Ionantha displayed below.

Light

Display in medium to bright, indirect sunlight, or in a place they will receive at least 8 hours of medium to bright artificial light.

Water

Mist plants with water once a week. Plants do not like to sit in a wet base, and are sensitive to sitting moisture. Plants will begin to dull in color if they become overly dry.

Temperature

60-80F. Do not expose to extreme temperatures. Keep away from air conditioning or heating vents.

Fertilizer

Plants will survive without any fertilizing; however, you can mist or soak with a solution of balanced houseplant food at a ¼ recommended strength once a month during the growing season.