Tillandsia Ionantha Rubra 'Air plant' sea urchin hanging on a metre of line

Tillandsia Ionantha Rubra 'Air plant' sea urchin hanging on a metre of line

This amazing air plant is in bloom. Once it has flowered it will begin to produce 'pups'. Each pup will then grow and produce a flower. Each pup can be removed from the mother once it reaches about 1/3 of the size of the mother. Part of the bromeliad family this small epiphyte originates from the American jungles where it grows on trees. It has a compact rosette of bristle-covered silvery grey leaves, which turn bright red for 4-6 weeks when it comes into flower. The extraordinary violet/purple tubular flower appears from the central crown of leaves. It doesn't need to be potted in compost just grows on the bark and it will take moisture and nutrients from the air. It needs a humid environment to thrive, so a bright bathroom or steamy kitchen would be ideal. Misting with water a couple of times a week when in flower usually supplies sufficient water. After flowering you can also dunk for 20-30 minutes once a week. Shake off any excess water though as they dislike overwatering. If possible use rain water, or let tap water sit overnight, and never use water from a water softener.

Plant height: 5-6cms.

  • PRODUCT CARE

    Misting with water a couple of times a week when in flower usually supplies sufficient water. After flowering you can also dunk for 20-30 minutes once a week. Shake off any excess water though as they dislike overwatering. If possible use rain water, or let tap water sit overnight, and never use water from a water softener.

  • DELIVERY INFO

    Can be posted 1st class small parcel £3.70.

    I offer free delivery within Hexham and there is a small charge of no more than £4 for Tyne Valley, Newcastle, Northumberland, North & South Tyneside down to Peterlee area. 

    You can also arrange to collect your plant.

  • RETURN & REFUNDS

    If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your plant, please get in touch within 7 days of purchase to arrange a return.

£11.50Price