Tillandsia ionantha Mexico

(1 customer review)


One of the most beautiful forms of the ionantha type airplants, Tillandsia ionantha mexico easily forms nice clumps often producing a dozen or more ‘pups’ after flowering. Tillandsia ionantha is one of the most commonly grown air plants and often the one that new growers try first thanks to its easy-growing nature, quick clumping habit coupled with its showy display around flowering. Tillandsia ionantha mexico, although smaller in stature than is typical of the species, can be one of the more rewarding to grow. Similarly to the other ionantha air plants, its leaves blush red around flowering when it produces the distinctive purple blooms. The red colouration can last for several months, particularly when the plant is given adequate light levels.

Available as either single plants or small clumps.

  • Eventual (Mature) Height: 8cm
  • Eventual (Mature) Width: 8cm
  • Flower colour: Violet
  • Watering: Moderate
  • Light: Full Sun

1 review for Tillandsia ionantha Mexico

  1. Will T (verified owner)

    My specimen of T.i. Mexico arrived in excellent condition and consisted of three rosettes all conjoined at the base. This cultivar seems to form a clump very easily, and at a young age, as none of the heads were of a mature size. The overall colour of my specimen was a pale yellowy green with a very faint suggestion of pale pink in the throat. The leaves are much thinner and finer than others in the Ionantha group and the overall appearance is one of delicacy. I shall keep an eye on appropriate misting as I would not wish the leaf ends to dry out.
    The packing was thoughtful and sturdy: each plant in my order was individually wrapped in tissue paper, each had a printed name tag, and the whole order packed in a bubblewrapped lined cardboard box, properly labelled “Live plants FRAGILE”. The one price shipping cost, regardless of order size, was dispatched Royal Mail 48 Tracked service and I was kept informed by email a throughout my order. A truly faultless experience and very happy to recommend Craftyplants; perfection.

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