Air Plant Gift | Tillandsia 'Ionantha' | Air Plant Ionantha | Air Plant Shell
Tillandsia Ionantha or Blushing Bride, is perhaps the most recognized of the air plants. Small and charming as green plants, ionantha blooms of violet surrounded by pink leaves are quite striking. Low maintenance good looks and extreme versatility help to explain the sky rocketing popularity of these air plants in the home, office and garden. Here, we have attached a healthy tillandsia ionantha to a natural capiz shell with acid-free, water proof glue. The combination of natural elements is compelling. Hang from the included fishing line from a table lamp or in a window, or display it on the included plastic easel on a side table or book case. Living decor - your way.
Tillandsia is the largest genus of the bromeliad family (which includes pineapples!) and all are native to the new world. Commonly known as air plants, these botanical curiosities can be found in jungles, rain forests or deserts - from sea level to high mountain regions, and increasingly in homes and offices where their low-maintenance and intriguing shapes are hugely appealing. Though prized for their general structure, air plants do bloom, and frequently change coloring throughout the year in response the biological cues.
Apart from the astonishing array of forms and colors, what sets air plants apart is their reliance on water and food that can be absorbed through their leaves - roots are used only to anchor themselves in place. This characteristic qualifies them as epiphytes, and lends them to creative mounting for spectacular display. Your tillandsia can be made happy indoors or out - simply provide bright, filtered sunlight (or artificial lighting), protect from frost, and provide periodic misting, or even emersion to meet their need for water.
Each Tillandsia Ionantha (or similar) will vary slightly - roughly inches wide, and the natural capiz shells will vary in shape, size and coloring - roughly 3 inches tall by 4 inched wide. Each shell comes drilled with a small hole with fishing line attached for hanging, as well as with a clear plastic easel for displaying the air plant and shell. Shipping is included in the purchase price. Type up a message if you are sending this to a friend, and we’ll include that too!
All our Air Plant Shells come with US Postal Mail shipping included