T. ionantha x baileyi
As its name suggests, this species is a hybrid of the T. ionantha and baileyi. This Mexican species looks more similar to the ionantha than the baileyi in terms of structure; its leaves grow upright but start to extend out at the ends. From the base, the plant is silvery pale green in color, but fades into a darker green at the tip of each leaf blade. Another similar characteristic that this species shares with its parent, the T. ionantha, is that some of its leaves also blush as the plant’s blooming period approaches. Then, a grand inflorescence emerges from the plant’s center, and like its other parent, the T. baileyi, it can be various shades of red, except this hybrid’s inflorescence is usually darker than the mentioned parent’s. But like both plant parents, it blooms vibrantly colored purple flowers. A very beautiful hybrid combination.
Suggest growing condition
Light: Shaded bright light to Direct morning sunlight
Water: At least once every 2 days
*Watering frequency is determine by growing environment.