Central America and Mexico
It likes warmer, humid conditions but will do just fine in a dryer environment with regular misting do not allow water to collect in the leaf bases as this will cause the plants to rot. Good ventilation is a must Feed with dilute liquid fertilizer fortnightly.
Ionanthas are valued for their spectacular bloom coloration and production of "Pups" that they grow from their base.
Ionantha Mexican air plant variety is deep green in coloring with shades of yellow and red once starting the bloom cycle. Once blooming, this variety will release a beautiful purple bloom with yellow and white flowers.
Ornamental plants which are great for attracting birds.