With its striking spiky appearance and beautiful bright green it really does liven up any space. The Tillandsia Ionantha is definitely the most popular small air plants species, easy to cultivate and very versatile. It produces brilliant green, yellow, orange, red and purple blooming colors. They also grow the cutest “pups” from their base that you will fall in love with.
*The term ‘air plants’ is the common name for Tillandsias, a type of Bromeliad, because they don’t need to be planted in soil. In the wild, deserts of Central and South America, the southern United States and the West Indies, Tillandsias colonize objects such as rocks and trees by clinging on to them with their roots.
Air plants are epiphytes and need no soil because water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. The roots are mainly used as anchors.