Air Plant ‘Rubra’ is a great little air plant which is native to Mexico. They typically grow on rocks and sometimes on tree branches. This variety is particularly suitable for terrariums or my unique porcelain hanging planters.
Air plants have tiny scales on their leaves through which they absorb water from the atmosphere. This means they are very easy to look after. They like humid conditions and just need a spritz of water once or twice a week. They also benefit from a special Tillandsia nutrient spray or an orchid feed. These products contain minerals and vitamins to help them thrive.
Air Plant Tillandsia ionantha ‘Rubra’ will eventually grow up to 15 cm.
I personally love the colour of this particular air plant variety, the red foliage is very attractive. The red colouration appears when the air plant is close to flowering and when it has good levels of light. The fronds will return to a green colour after flowering and if light levels are reduced. Either way, the colours contrast well against the neutral porcelain of my hanging planters including the taupe, rose and green options.
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