Tillandsia ionantha

T. ionantha is probably one of the most popular forms of tillandsia, there are a huge variety of forms and cultivars. Ionanthas usually grow epiphytically at a range of altitude from 450-1700m and can grow in full sun and dry conditions. They are stemless with tight rosettes of leaves covered...

Red or Green?

Customers will often request a red leaved tillandsia and are uncertain when I offer them a green one with the promise that it will change. The red or purple colour present in the leaves of many Tillandsias is caused by a pigment called anthocyanin.  Anthocyanins play an important role in...