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 tricolor v. tricolor
This species from Mexico and Central America is an upright growing plant to 12 inches and has a simple or occasionally branched, lanceolate inflorescence of red and yellow. Usually epiphytic, sometimes lithophytic in nature, it is easy to grow and a faithful bloomer with leaves that blush reddish in strong light. Suitable for terrariums.
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.
Little rosettes form on six inch stolons, spreading out horizontally, eventually forming a large cluster. Depending upon light and fertilizer levels, the plants will be reddish-green to bright red. Less fertilizer and more light brings out maximum color.
This miniature species has never been properly classified but remains an extremely popular plant. Outstanding in hanging baskets, in landscape and in terrariums.
Tillandsia ionantha 'Mexican Select'
The classic ‘Blushing Bride’, one of the first forms of this species imported, and at one time the most abundant. Now overtaken by cultivated Guatemalan plants, which tend to be less colorful, the Mexican form is much sought. Growing to about two inches tall and wide, it will form large clusters in a short time (few years) and is very easy to grow. Found from northern Mexico, within 100 miles of the Texas border, then south all the way to Guatemala. It is found mostly in semi-arid, deciduous forest where it can fill the limbs of trees by the tens of thousands. This form blushes very bright red at anthesis.
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 accomodate 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 quantity 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 if a certain variety is not acceptable to you, you can request that we 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.
This early Skotak hybrid is a cultivar of ‘Fireball’ x ?. Unreported parentage. A small beauty almost the same size and shape of the ‘Fireball’ parent, with the same stoloniferous habit. A nicely variegated plant with reddish leaves in good light and light white to pinkish variegation. The variegation is in the form of multiple thin stripes or lineations up the center of each leaf. It is a great plant for hanging baskets, for mounting and for use in terrariums.
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.
Neoregelia 'Chiquita Linda' x 'Fireball'
A cross of two colorful, stoloniferous miniatures. Forming somewhat upright, bulbous based rosettes to for inches or so on stolons 3 to 4 inches long. The color can range from bronzy with tiny pepper spots and some barring of red to solid reddish with the spots nearly obscured. Good for mounting, hanging pots or terrariums.
A Neo. ‘Fireball‘ x carolinae ‘Dwarf’ hybrid, at about 10 inches is larger than the original ‘Fireball’, and flushes a nice red in strong light. Good in Terrariums and its stoloniferous habit makes this a particularly good subject for hanging basket culture. Popular with landscapers.
Ferns and Foliage, assorted
A collection choice ferns and foliage plants designed for terrariums. This beautiful assortment contains miniature foliage plants, from Peperomia, to miniature palms, Begonias, Fittonia, and more and ferns and Selaginellas such as Birdnest types, Maidenhairs, Pteris, Button, Heart and many more in two inch pots.
These are just right for planting in terrariums, dish gardens or moving up to larger pots. Chosen for variety and suitability to the terrarium environment, they are nice and full for their pot size. We normally have about twenty varieties from which the collections are made up.
Unless we are unable avoid it, each collection is a balance of equal numbers of ferns and foliage plants. To keep prices low, these plants are not supplied with name labels and are strictly ‘grower’s choice’ assortments. Available singly and in assortments of 5 and 10 and full cases.
Neoregelia 'Royal Burgundy' x 'Fireball'
A cute and showy small grower to about 6 inches across with fairly wide glossy burgundy red leaves, spotted with green. It has short stolons and forms nice clusters suitable for a hanging pot or basket. Very popular with terrarium enthusiasts.
Miniature Terrarium Succulents, Assorted
A nice assortment of succulent plants, just right for planting in terrariums, dish gardens or moving up to larger pots. Chosen for variety and suitability to the drier terrarium environment, they are nice and full for their pot size.
We normally have about six to eight varieties from which the collections are made up. To keep prices low, these plants are not supplied with name labels and are strictly 'grower's choice' assortments.