Tillandsia ionantha ‘Blushing Bride’ The most popular Guatemalan form of this beautiful miniature species. 2 to 3in tall vase shaped plants are green with silver trichomes, and blush bright red all over when in bloom, with bright purple flowers.
This species of Mexican and Central American forms a 6 inch open rosette of gray-green leaves which flush vivid red when in bloom. Flowers are blue. A lovely, easy to grow, all-time-favorite. An easy growing, sub-mesic plant that grows well when mounted and kept in moderate light and humidity.
Tillandsia bulbosa red form
From Guatemala. This cute little plant about 4 inches tall has a bright green bulbous base and twisted, wiry leaves that blush bright red when blooming. The inflorescence is a short scape with red branches and deep blue flowers. Grow shaded and moist for best results. Forms attractive clumps, can be grown hanging from a string. A must for every Tillandsia fancier. Good for terrariums too.
Tillandsia ionantha v. van-hyningii
This crown jewel of ionanthas, is a rare caulescent form from Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas, Mexico, where it covers the canyon walls in some places, by the thousands. This form has short thick leaves on a 3 to 6 inch stem and blushes a peach color when in bloom and forms large cascading clusters. The plant is very different from typical ionanthas, with a long stem that forms many adventitious offsets which can be removed and grown or left to form a large cluster. Very easy to grow, bright and airy.
Tillandsia ionantha 'Fuego'
Perhaps the reddest of all the ionantha forms when blooming. Simply beautiful, it was originally found in a Guatemalan mangrove forest where the first few dozen plants were collected. Grow bright, warm and airy. Forms a ball-like clump that can be cultivated hanging from a string or wire. Individual plants are small, barely over an inch tall. An excellent, easy to grow, must-have species.
Hint: Makes a great holiday wreath or Valentine's Day arrangement!
Assorted Terrarium Bromeliad Offsets
Our terrarium bromeliad offset collections are chosen from small and miniature plants with a preponderance of Neoregelia species and hybrids. We may include plants from other genera, but all are of a smaller size that will work in most terrariums. Other criteria considered are suitability to average terrarium light and humidity, smaller spines to protect fragile animals and water holding capability and leaf axils suitable to accommodate frogs, at least in some selections.
We do not include Cryptanthus, atmospheric Tillandsias, or any terrestrial bromeliads. A good assortment is given, but there will be duplication.
Depending on the number of plants ordered, we will include from one to five of each variety and on some larger orders, up to ten of a variety. At least one of each variety will be labeled, and bundled with others of the same type. We can offer some choice as to overall size, etc., but, no choices can be given regarding variety. An exception can be made, only if a certain variety is not acceptable to you, then you can request that we do not include them.
All plants will be well grown, healthy and free of pesticides. However, since we are regulated by the state, some pesticides are occasionally used. We do not ship freshly treated plants in terrarium orders, but we would rather see you take the precaution of rinsing your plants with clean water prior to installing them in the terrarium environment.
Tillandsia 'Yabba' Green Form
A natural hybrid of (brachycaulos x flabellata) from Honduras with really nice lime green foliage and an inflorescence showing the influence of both parents, with short red branches. Can grow potted or mounted.
An unusual and pretty Brazilian species with a compact, somewhat bulbous base, upright leaves and a lovely red and white spike. This species is stoloniferous and grows well mounted as well as potted. Good in terrariums
Neoregelia 'Mo Peppa Please'
This great little Jim Irvin hybrid is a cultivar of ‘Angel Face’ x ampullacea ‘Midget’ that matures at about 6 inches but can grow somewhat larger if fed heavily. The growth is compact in a stiff-leaved rosette of glossy, olive green leaves heavily speckled with tiny, pepper-like burgundy dots.
A cute little jewel, great for a pot, hanging basket, mounting or terrarium.