Air Plant Ionantha Fuego Lg Tillandsia Plantaflor

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The name ‘air plants’ is the common name for bromeliads of the Tillandsia genus. From the central USA to Central America and throughout South America, over 500 species of Tillandsia grow in a wide range of habitats. The majority of Tillandsia species are epiphytes. Epiphytes absorb moisture and nutrients from their fuzzy foliage and the roots are used primarily to provide support for the plant. Epiphytes are not parasites, as host plants and trees merely provide support, not sustenance.



  • LIGHT:  Bright diffused sunlight for a majority of the day (over six hours). Filtered sunlight through a south or east facing window is ideal. Even in northern regions, tillandsias can scorch if the plants are exposed to direct mid-day sunlight, particularly during the summer months. Tillandsias grown in glass terrariums are especially susceptible to sun damage, as curved glass can concentrate the sunrays and burn the plants. Tillandsias can also be cultivated under bright artificial lights, such as LED or florescent lighting.


  • WATER: The watering schedule for tillandsias may vary throughout the year. Air plants appreciate misting up to three times a week.  Certain varieties (usually the green, broader leaves) can be submerged in water for 15 minute every seven to ten days.  In Edmonton our winters can be quite dry and submersion should be done as well as misting. Filtered water, or reverse osmosis water are also preferred water sources. During and after watering, remove any trapped water inside the base of the plant, as to prevent crown rot.


  • TEMPERATURE: Tillandsias should be not exposed to temperatures below freezing or above 35°C.

Tillandsia Ionantha Fuego is a colorful Ionantha that displays red blushing leaves when exposed to bright indirect sunlight. It is normally green with a tinge of red but turns bright red throughout the entire plant in winter in its blooming cycle. To keep the plant red, grow it with plenty of indirect sun or give it direct sun for 1-3 hours a day.

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