Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tillandsia ionantha


Tillandsia ionantha is one of the coolest and smallest bromeliads I have, they are native of Mexico and Central America where they grow on trees and rocks.

They have miniature rosettes of grayish green leaves and once a year when they are ready to bloom around this time, the plant turns to a pinkish color, the blooms are striking purple flowers.
My plant is attach to a palm tree,

10 comments:

Floridagirl said...

Ooh, that is a wonderful bromeliad! Very colorful, and so cool there growing on that palm trunk.

Darla said...

I so wish I could grow more bromeliads...I really like this one.

Nicole said...

Yes, that is really cool.

sanddune said...

In South Florida one can never have too many Bromeliads. Your TI is real cool.

Susan said...

I have the same little tillandsia but did not know the name. It is really striking when it turns hot pink, but it also looks nice yearround.

Ami said...

Very beautiful tillandsia blooming! I also have one just set out the spike. Can not wait to see its flower!

Evelyn said...

I never used to like Tillandsia but this one has the most beautiful colour...

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

wow that is a really fabulous one! lovely color!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

So exotic! Something from the underwater world...

Rainforest Gardener said...

Nice! I have one on a hanging driftwood branch that has yet to bloom... I might try them outdoors this year.