This darling plant is the Aeranthos Amethyst X Tenuifolia. It is a unique natural hybrid between the Tillandsia Aeranthos Amethyst and the Tillandsia Tenuifolia. It has naturally darker, mauve-sage green leaves and has a stunning bloom when it flowers.
This variety naturally grows upwards into a cone-like shape, and has hardier, stiffer leaves.
This particular variety likes to be misted 2-3 times a week if you live in a mild climate. If you live in a very arid climate, you should soak your plant for around 15 minutes once a week, but please ensure you invert your plant after any dunking and allow to dry upside down to prevent rotting. The Aeranthos Amethyst X Tenuifolia also prefers indirect sunlight, but does well with direct sun for a few hours a day.
Soaks that last too long, trapped water in between its leaves - so after a soaking or a heavy misting, make sure you turn it upside down and shake the excess water free. You can leave the air plant upside down until it is fully dry before placing it back in its home.
WHERE IS IT FROM //
The Tillandsia Aeranthos Amethyst X Tenuifolia is native to Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina.
COMPATIBLE WITH //
Himmeli: The Diamond, Mini Teardrop, Teardrop, Heart
MEASUREMENTS // approximate
1-2” tall and wide
The inflorescence are a pretty pink and the flowers that develop are a lovely light violet shade.
FUN FACT //
They grow in clumps together at higher altitudes, and are sometimes pollinated by hummingbirds.
Do you have any other questions about this incredibly interesting air plant or any other air plants? Feel free to view my Introduction to Air Plant Care or my Air Plant Care Series.