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Is this an unusual T. ionantha?

Posted by rufino z10 Florida (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 12, 11 at 7:47


I have a plant that looks like, and is the same size as, Tillandsia ionantha. However, when it flowers, it remains green and the leaves do not assume the red colors that are typical of a flowering T. ionantha. Does anyone know if there is a species that is similar to T. ionantha but blooms without the leaves becoming red? Or is my plant an unusual T. ionantha? Any thoughts would be most appreciated.

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RE: Is this an unusual T. ionantha?

There are (at my count) at least 15-20 different forms of ionantha. Yes, some do not blush when blooming while others hold a blush without flowering.

RE: Is this an unusual T. ionantha?

  • Posted by rufino z10 Florida (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 12, 11 at 21:02


Thank you for the ID. It makes perfect sense because the plant is identical to my other T. ionantha plants except for the lack of a red blush.

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