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The Ionantha air plant has typically green tendrils, sometimes with a frosty, silvery base. The Rubra variation tends to have more noticeable red tips to the tendrils and is often be larger with looser base tendrils - these can be gently peeled off if browning without affecting the rest of the plant.
When blooming, the Ionantha produces a purple shoot tipped with a small white/yellow flower in the centre of the plant.
The Ionantha variety of air plant loves sunlight, so it's best to keep yours in a bright spot, but not in direct sunlight, with good air circulation. They should be misted with water weekly, and soaked for an hour in water every 1-2 months. It is essential the plant is left to fully dry to prevent any rot.
An air plant is perfect for a terrarium or replacing your Habulous Air Plant Jellyfish. Air plants are great little pieces for home decor as they are low maintenance: they require no soil, simply watering and light as mentioned above.
PLEASE NOTE: The size of the Ionantha will vary between the dimensions listed below as it depends on our current stock, the season and the supply. Due to the nature of the plant being hand-produced and naturally grown, the dimensions listed below are all approximate.