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.
The Ionantha True Mexican has short thick leaves that are vibrant bright green. When in bloom, these little guys display a blushing beautiful red to orange color with purple tubular flowers. They are great for crafts, terrariums and mounting.
Ornamental plants which are great for attracting birds.