Enchanted Fairy Garden Plants: These live mini Air Plants are perfect for ornamental fairy garden design. Each mini plant you receive will have a diameter that is approximately the same size as a quarter (25 cents), making them the ideal size for miniature gardens. The possibilities for display of these adorable little plants are limited only by your imagination!
An Ionantha air plant features silvery green leaves that extend outward, curl slightly at the ends, and develop a deeper green color as the plant matures. The leaves then transition into gorgeous pink and purple colors before blooming and producing flowers during the plant’s blooming period. Most Ionantha specimens will produce a purple shoot with yellow or white flowers at the end. The striking contrast of the green and red and purple leaves is likely what makes this species a favorite among fans of air plants.
General information about air plants:
These indoor plants don't need soil to grow, so they can flourish in many different environments. Additionally, they require only a moderate amount of light and only need watering about once a week, making them the lowest-maintenance plants available!
What separates these unique plants from other plants are their leaves, which have adapted to absorb water and nutrients from the air. This allows air plants to thrive when they are suspended in the air or grown atop driftwood and rocks. Air plants are perfect for terrariums, cages, and glass containers with holes or gaps that allow for plenty of air flow. There are a myriad of other creative ways to display air plants; the possibilities are limited only by your imagination!
We recommend keeping air plants where they receive a moderate amount of light. Indirect sunlight and artificial home/office lighting are appropriate for these plants. It's generally safe to keep air plants in direct sunlight for a short period of time each day, but we recommend misting them with water to keep them from drying out. The optimal way to water these air plants is to mist them lightly 2-3 times per week. If you find the leaves of your air plants are becoming soft or pale in color, this means the plant is too dry and should be watered more often.
Purchasing air plants through Plants for Pets has the following benefits:
Healthy live arrival guaranteed: Your air plants will arrive alive and healthy. Each order will come with a 100 percent live arrival guarantee, plus free email support directly from us.
Supporting homeless animals: A portion of the proceeds made here at Plants for Pets will go toward paying the adoption fees and covering the housing costs of at-risk dogs and cats at Indianapolis Animal Care Services.