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Sky Plant

Tillandsia ionantha

Also known as

Air Plant, Airplant

Blushing Bride Airplant (Tillandsia ionantha) by Mokkie (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

11a-11b

USDA zone

4°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Sky Plant Overview

Tillandsia ionantha is an evergreen perennial species from the Bromeliaceae family. It produces tubular violet-blue flowers with yellow stamens, surrounded by narrow, white modified leaves known as bracts. This epiphytic species grows without the need for soil substrate. Foliage is linear and coloured silver-grey to green, when flowering the central leaves take on a red colouration. Commonly known as an Air Plant, it will require some attention with regular misting and soakings. This species loves sunlight, so it should also be kept in an area that gets adequate light throughout the day (east/west-facing windows are best). Soak once or twice a week depending on the environment, and regularly mist for best results. Water your air plants in the morning and make sure to shake off any excess water before setting them out to dry.

Common problems with Sky Plant

How to propagate Sky Plant

Seed

Division

Offsets

Special features of Sky Plant

Indoor plant

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Sky Plant

Grown for their flowers or overall appearance.