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!
Tillandsia ionantha 'Honduras'
A large growing clone of the ‘Blushing Bride’ from Honduras. Vase-shaped, with the leaf tips curving outward, reaching over 3 inches tall; big for an ionantha! Blushes brilliant red when in bloom.
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.
First released at the 2016 WBC in Houston, Texas. Green leaves with white margins. The tops of the leaves are covered with tiny red speckles and the undersides of the leaves are banded in red. If you like a bright white miniature Neoregelia, this is the one for you. Looks especially nice in a hanging pot.