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Tillandsia ionantha'Ron FP Select'

■ About Tillandsia ionantha

Tillandsia ionantha  Is Tillandsia, which is distributed from Mexico to Nicaragua.

It is a representative and popular species of Tillandsia, and is widely known as airplants.

It is also sold at home improvement stores and 100-yen stores, and there are many opportunities to pick it up, but it seems that many of the items that have been in stock for a long time at non-specialized stores are weak. I think there are many people who buy such things and die, and think that "Airplants are difficult".

It is a very strong species by nature, and it is a Tillandsia that can be recommended to anyone because it is reasonably sized, has good flowers, and is easy to blow off.

Another reason for its popularity is that it has a wide range of distribution, and there are various mutant individuals and cultivars, and it is highly collectible.

The scientific name ionantha means violet, which is associated with the color of the flowers of this species.

There is no doubt that it is a fun kind that is strong, grows fast and grows fast. However, although there are some differences depending on the variety, it is often vulnerable to the cold, and in my environment, it goes out until the last minute of winter and it damages the leaves quite a bit.

I want to grow it beautifully.

(And all ionantha copies so far)

Tillandsia ionantha'Ron FP Select'
Of the many Rons that arrived, only one was clearly fleshy and distinctive.
While general Ron develops leaves that curl on the outer volume, it is an individual that grows fleshy, thick and short leaves densely.
After cultivating it for about a year, it bloomed, so I was able to take a picture.

■ April 3, 2021 The flowers are about to wither, but the color of the leaves was the darkest at this time.
You can see that it is a little small in size and very fleshy.
In a darker environment, I think it is possible to make it even larger by applying more fertilizer, but in my environment Ron also blooms at the same size, so the size is different compared to Ron. It doesn't look like it.
The whole plant was dyed red. I think it's a very beautiful Ionanta.
​ After that, he gave me a child stock and released only one stock.

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