A semi-rare hybrid that begins to look as if its caught fire as it matures much like its parent ionantha. This species stays pretty small, but is a true delight. At maturity, tillandsia bloom and produce "babies". Most of its leaves turn bright red as a short red flower scape barely breaches the leaves, pushing out purple flowers.
Watering: Moderate watering needs. Mist weekly or soak 2x/month during spring/summer ensuring water does not collect in plant's crown which will lead to rot. If plant is kept in a holder of some kind, ensure plant is completely dry before replacing. Cut watering in half during winter months.
Light Requirements: Bright, indirect filtered light.
Humidity Needs: Moderate, prefers 65% or higher.
Soil Preference: n/a
Fertilizing: Benefits from misting with air plant fertilizer 1-2x/month during spring/summer months.
Pet Safe: Yes
Common Issues: Rot due to overwatering. If the base of the plant turns brown or black, and leaves are falling out or off from the center, your plant has likely succumbed to rot.
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