by Megan Richards July 31, 2019 1 min read

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Tillandsia rectifolia air plant

Native to Costa Rica and Mexico, the Tillandsia rectifolia is a natural hybrid of the T. schiedeana and the T. ionantha. It is considered an "introgressive hybrid," which means that it grew as a natural hybrid and it became so numerous in its native habitat that is is now its own species! Pretty cool huh? 

 

Tillandsia rectifolia air plant

The T. rectifolia has bright green leaves that are soft and fuzzy like that of its parent plants, T. ionantha, and T. shiedeana. Thanks to its parentage, it will blush red when in bloom, just like T. ionantha.

 

Tillandsia rectifolia air plant

 

Speaking of blooms, this plant is one of just a few Tillandsias that have bicolored flowers! Their blooms are white and violet. The T. rectifolia easily forms pups after blooming. 

 

Tillandsia rectifolia air plant

These plants prefer bright indirect light and adequate waterings at least once a week. 

 

Do you have one of these amazing plants in your collection? 

 

Tillandsia rectifolia care instructions

 

 

 

 

Megan Richards
Megan Richards


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