Tillandsia 'Ionantha Fuego'
Tillandsia 'Ionantha Fuego'
Tillandsia 'Ionantha Fuego'
Tillandsia 'Ionantha Fuego'

Tillandsia 'Ionantha Fuego'

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This tiny air plant (about 4cm long) is known for its fiery red tips.

Free from the restraints of roots and soil, these quirky plants are almost like pets, with their part plant, part creature personality. What's more, they've been scientifically found to remove harmful elements including mercury from the air.


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Caring for Air Plants

Light

Bright light. Tillandsias love being in a room with lots of windows, but don't expose them to direct afternoon sun.

Water & humidity

You can spray them with water daily, or soak in a bowl of water 1-2 times a week for 5 - 10 minutes. Tillandsias likes it dirty and absorb nutrients when they're bathed in water from lakes, ponds, bird baths and Jo Jo tanks. In fact if you give them something as pure as distilled or filtered water they could die. Tap water or rain harvest water is perfect. 

Feeding

You can add a tiny amount of liquid fertiliser monthly when soaking it in its bath of water. We suggest diluting the recommended dose by at least a half to avoid burning your plant.

Re-potting

No ways - Tillandsias are free spirits and hate being tied down. They don't need soil - they absorb nutrients from the air through microscopic pores on their leaves.

Atrium Top Tip

Tillandsias will chill pretty much anywhere, even outdoors in the trees or as a table decoration. Air plants with fuzzy silvery leaves like this one, are xeric types that come from dry climates. They're able to collect and store ample water and don’t mind some direct sun & drought conditions if they are used to it.

Quirky Plant Fact

Gold miners used to use Tillandsia usneoides as a sentinel species to detect and absorb mercury from the air. Considering they absorb and store airborne particles, they are still used today to monitor urban and industrial pollution