Tillandsia ionantha 10 Seeds - Air Plant

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Tillandsia ionantha is a species of air plant native to Central America, Mexico, and has been naturalized in parts of florida. Tillandsia ionantha is very popular in cultivation for its beauty and because it is an easy species of air plant to care for. The leaves are silvery in appearance when dry because of the specialized trichomes that the plant uses to rapidly absorb water. Tillandsia ionantha do not absorb water or nutrients through their roots, the roots they do grow anchor them in the branches of trees. When the plants enter into a blooming cycle, their green leaves change into vibrant red/pink which help draw attention to their beautiful purple flowers. To care for T. ionantha, submerge the entire plant in water for 15 min twice a week, and mist regularly. Tillandsia ionantha benefit from humid environments, but can still be grown in drier environments with regular mistings. USDA hardiness zone 11.

Soak the Tillandsia ionantha seeds in room temperature water for 2 to 3 weeks, then transfer the seeds to the surface of a moist growing medium. An ideal growing medium holds moisture, but does not remain soaking wet, and is unlikely to mold. Good choices for this are sphagnum moss, jute fabric sheets, tree fern fiber, the soft side of velcro strips, etc. Keep the seeds and growing medium humid by keeping them in a plastic container. The seeds should be placed in a bright area, but not direct sunlight. Allow some air exchange, and mist regularly. Germination typically takes 1 to 2 months Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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