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.