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 Fuego has short, waxy leaves that are vibrant bright green. They are only two inches tall and one inch wide but they produce some of the most spectacular blooms of yellow, red and violet flowers.. They are great for crafts, terrariums and mounting.
Ornamental plants which are great for attracting birds.