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Tillandsia ionantha Mexican form

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  • Tillandsia ionantha Mexican form

    Foliage

    A purple tube flower with 3 petals whose white tips are reflexing outside. 6 yellow stamens and a white pistil are visible. The tip of pistil is divided into three. It took 3 days to bloom after purple petals appeared. Next flower blooms at an interval of 3 days, and the blooming period of a flower is 7 days. 3-4 flowers bloom for a month.

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Cultivation log

  • (JUL16) Good condition.
  • 2nd try (Middle type)

  • (APR17) It began to bloom.
  • (MAY16) Two pups began to grow, and it became 3 foliage clump..
  • (APR16) Good condition.
  • 2nd try (Small type)

  • (MAR17) Still growing. Blush in winter.
  • (NOV15) It grew pretty bigger. Everyday watering seems better than once-a-week watering.
  • (JUN15) Good condition.
  • 2nd try (Large type)

  • (MAR09) It became smaller.
  • (OCT06) Moved to another apartment. Cultivation condition is almost same as previous site.
  • (OCT05) No change.
  • (AUG04) It survived for 40 days in humid and hot condition over 39 Celsius.
  • (FEB04) Withou blooming, 3 pups were appeared at the base of the foliage. This is a very common species, but it is not easy to cultivate here.
  • 1st try
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