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Ionantha x baileyii - califano small picture
Ionantha x baileyii - califano small picture
Ionantha x baileyii - califano small picture


R 70

Natural hybrid: Tillandsia baileyi and Tillandsia ionantha

Description: Tillandsia Califano is a hybrid of parentage T. Baileyi X T. Ionantha. It grows to 15cm+, sporting long, curving, frosted leaves. The plant's foliage is green / silver in colour and heavily coated in trichomes. T. Califano like it's parent T. Ionantha blushes a gorgeous pink when in bloom, and produces bright grape-violet, tubular flowers. Like both parents, this plant produces many pups from it's base and will quickly form a large clump. 

Position: They should receive bright, indirect sunlight. Indoors, an east or west facing window area is ideal. Outdoors under partially shaded conditions is fine but in the colder states protection from frost is required, so an undercover or indoors area is more appropriate. 

Watering: As a general rule, a plant in a hot position will require watering every 2-3 days. In a dark, humid environment watering once per week can often be adequate. This can be achieved by misting or dunking the plant. If outdoors, a hose can be used. When dunking a plant, leave submerged in a bowl of water for 10-20 minutes before shaking off excess water. Air plants love to dry out completely between each watering and must never have water sitting at their base as this will cause the plant to rot.

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