Tillandsia ionantha var. ionantha 'Silver'

Blushing bride air plant 'Silver'

Tillandsia ionantha var. ionantha 'Silver'

Blushing bride air plant 'Silver'

  • Small Tillandsia from Central America
  • About 5 - 8 cm high
  • Silver-grey tones
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Description

Tillandsia ionantha is a species originating from Mexico to Panama, which occurs preferably at altitudes up to 1800 metres. It grows as an epiphyte on trees in various dry to moderately humid habitats. It forms a compact, small rosette of narrow, grey-green leaves.
Tillansia ionantha var. ionantha 'Silver' is one of numerous selections of the species. It retains silver-grey rosette leaves even in strong lighting, while other forms of T. ionantha then turn more or less red. When the plant comes into flower, dark purple, tubular flowers appear in the centre of the rosette.

Tillandsia ionantha var. ionantha 'Silver' belongs to the "grey" Tillandsias, also called "desert" or dry Tillandsias, and prefers a very light, airy place in the terrarium without permanent humidity. These "air plants" absorb nutrients and water from the atmosphere exclusively with the help of many small suction scales on their leaves. The roots serve as adhesive roots. The plant can be attached to solid materials like wood or stone. Spray the Tillandsie two to three times a week with soft water or immerse it. In between, it should be allowed to dry off. Optimally, an orchid and tillandsia fertiliser is added every second watering during spring and summer.
Like almost all tillandsias, this plant also forms several children at its base after flowering. These can be carefully separated from a size of about one third of the mother plant. If they are not separated, they grow together to form a larger clump.

T. ionantha var. ionantha 'Silver' can also find a place in smaller terrariums thanks to its height of only about 5 - 8 cm. With its unique appearance, it is both an eye-catcher and an accent to other plants.

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Tillandsia ionantha var. ionantha 'Silver'
Cultivation Options Epiphytic, freely hanging
Height Approx. 5 - 8 cm
Temperature 15 - 25 °C, briefly cooler
Humidity 50 - 70 %, higher humidity promotes blooming
Light Requirement Bright to partial shade, no direct sunlight
Watering Regular spraying with low-lime water, tolerates brief dryness
Fertilization Every 4 weeks with diluted bromeliad or orchid fertilizer during the growth and blooming period
Propagation Offsets (pups) form at the base of the plant
Suitable for Small to medium-sized terrariums
Cultivation Options
Epiphytic, freely hanging
Height
Approx. 5 - 8 cm
Temperature
15 - 25 °C, briefly cooler
Humidity
50 - 70 %, higher humidity promotes blooming
Light Requirement
Bright to partial shade, no direct sunlight
Watering
Regular spraying with low-lime water, tolerates brief dryness
Fertilization
Every 4 weeks with diluted bromeliad or orchid fertilizer during the growth and blooming period
Propagation
Offsets (pups) form at the base of the plant
Suitable for
Small to medium-sized terrariums

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