Tillandsia ionantha Rubra


Tillandsia ionantha is a staple of most airplant collections.  It is a smaller compact plant with a huge variety of forms.  They like plenty of bright light and can tolerate dry periods.  This is a polular choice for indoor displays.

Before they bloom and in bright light the leaves blush red all over and a bright violet flower will emerge from the centre.

Rubra is a form of T ionantha, the leaves have a flattened open shape at the top

Medium plants approx 4cm high, Large plants 6cm+ high

Images with tape indicate size of plant available for sale.  Please note plants do vary, we endeavour to provide a plant as close to the size indicated as possible.

This plant is part of our green specials, until 12 December order 3 or more of any of the Green Special Plants and receive a 20% discount on those plants.

Additional information

Light Requirements

Bright Indirect Light, Filtered Sun, Full Sun


Large, Medium


medium water, Semi-dry