My Ionantha Air Plants Have Arrived!

Posted by / November 6, 2013 / 0 Comments

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Image: © Briana Blair

Image: © Briana Blair

Yesterday I told you all that my air plants would be here soon. They were supposed to be delivered yesterday, but they didn’t arrive until today. To my surprise the package wasn’t brought to the door, it was left in the box. Luckily, the plants didn’t sit there long.

I was eager to open the box when I got it. I was hoping that the plants would be in good health. As you can see in the photo, they are all quite healthy. There was only one broken leaf among the five plants, so I’m quite happy about that. The seller did a good job of carefully wrapping each one in tissue paper with a label, and padding them in the box. So, my little plant babies got here safely.

Three of the five look very similar, which is why I put those colored twist ties on them. For now, it will be my way of knowing one from the other. I wrote the color of the twist tie on the label for each plant so I can keep track. I’ll have to find something better for the long run, but it was good enough for while they were soaking and drying.

The plants I received are all Ionantha, and the varieties are Mexican, Fuego, Scaposa, Guatemalin and Rubra. I looked up photos of what they’ll look like when they’re grown, and they’re all going to be beautiful. Most of them get red, orange or pink in the leaves and they’ll have purple flowers. I read a review that said they could develop color and bloom in as little as a month. I can’t wait to see them become all sorts of vibrant.

Right now they’re all sitting on a paper towel drying as the care instructions said they should after soaking. Once they’re dry I’ll have to figure out how to mark and display them. I think they’re going to be very pretty, and I’m happy with the purchase. I’ll take more photos once I have them set up and as they begin to change in color and bloom.

About Briana Blair

Artist, writer, ordained interfaith minister, Dr. of Metaphysics and passionate oddball. I love to create, and I love bringing knowledge and joy to others. I've been an artist for 35 years, a writer for 26 and a Pagan for 22. And I'm just getting started!

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