Ionantha guatemala has thin, spiky leaves with many trichomes on them. The trichomes give the leaves a white or silvery look. When in bloom these little guys display a blushing beautiful red to orange color with purple tubular flowers.
Ionantha guatemala is a beautiful air plant with thin spiky leaves with many trichomes that give the leaves a silvery look. When the plant is about to bloom, it changes to shades of vibrant deep red to orange and eventually displays yellow/purple/white tubular flowers. Ionantha guatemala blooms 2 or 3 times a year. It creates many offsets or pups which will clump into a ball as it matures. Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, native to the forests, mountains and deserts of northern Mexico and south-eastern United States, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to mid Argentina. Air plants are epiphytes, meaning that in nature they grow on other plants, usually on tree branches.