Tillandsia Ionantha Stricta


Tillandsia Ionantha Var Stricta is a form of Ionantha. Given good lighting and lower temperature, the center remains red. However, in our local climate, it is difficult to maintain the redness for a long time. Furthermore, var. stricta prefers a cooler climate to thrive and does best under lower temperature. Hence, if given a choice they do very well when humidity levels are high. To achieve such standard, clumping them together with other Tillandsias is a good way to start. However, if placed among a web of Tillandsia, be sure to check the air circulation, as  air plants enjoy the breeze through their leaves.

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Tillandsia Ionantha Stricta is a variety of air plant from Oaxaca, Mexico. This form of ionantha is a fantastic, compact species with fine leaves. The air plant is usually red year round, but can lose it’s intensity in the drier regions.

Tillandsia Ionantha Var Stricta prefers cooler conditions where the humidity is high. As Tillandsia Ionantha Var Stricta grows it becomes larger, with thicker leaves, but fewer in number. The species grows into a mass of which can be divided. Each rosette can be around 8 – 15cm tall.

They enjoy a frequent misting on their fine leaves, which will help sustain the deep red center.

This form of Ionantha is very similar to Ionantha Rubra, but can be identified through it’s finer leaf blades.

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Weight 0.02 kg
Dimensions 5 x 3 x 5 cm

Tillandsias // Air Plants

We have an extensive collection of Tillandsias. They are an incredible epiphyte that grows naturally in Central and South America. They are simply magical and do well as a standalone piece or displayed in a terrarium or mount. These are some of our favorites:

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