Plant Care Droophead Tufted Airplant
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Droophead Tufted Airplant

4.5 out of 5 (53 experiences)

Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Scarlet Star, Orange Star and Vase Plant

Taxonomy

Guzmania lingulata
Guzmania
Bromeliaceae
Poales

What other plant parents say

Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 26
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 23
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 15
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 14
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 12
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
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@Thagan
Hanover, Ontario
Rating of the plant Droophead Tufted Airplant named Plato by Thagan on Greg, the plant care app
05/19/2021

This guy is a first year pup from an airplant that was given to me as a gift (died shortly after producing three pups). If your brightly coloured airplant starts to brown - don’t worry - it’s produci…

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@Cmmnsnse
Pinellas Park, Florida
Rating of the plant Droophead Tufted Airplant named Clavish by Cmmnsnse on Greg, the plant care app
04/13/2021

Don’t be fooled by the obvious smooth confidence Clavish exudes, or his innocent youth. Underneath is an an unmatched strength that makes his future both unpredictable and fascinating. His growth is …

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Gayforthesun avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Droophead Tufted Airplant named bromie (baby) by Gayforthesun on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

i took a couple pups off a mother plant i got at lowe’s, they grow alright in soil but theyve gone crazy after i tied them to some driftwood and let them attach their roots to that

Junosbabies avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Droophead Tufted Airplant named Bigger bromeliad by Junosbabies on Greg, the plant care app
06/20/2021

It is very good at surviving and it dies every 1-3 years, cloning itself in about that amount of time as well and leaving you younger plants. I wish it bloomed more often

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@Kirbyfanacc
Basingstoke, England
Rating of the plant Droophead Tufted Airplant named Lola by Kirbyfanacc on Greg, the plant care app
07/29/2021

not a bad plant, looks pretty and has stayed in bloom since I bought it a few months ago. not an awful plant, but also not the most interesting. still love it ❤️

Suds avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Droophead Tufted Airplant named Remington by Suds on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

It was my first ever plant and has been with me for only a couple days. I have since purchased four more plants and begun propagating my lovely airplant.

Leahtrit avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Droophead Tufted Airplant named Poppy by Leahtrit on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

Be careful not to let the flower in the middle get brown. my mom forgot to water it and it died, and I can’t get anything new to grow in its place.

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@Anxietyatlaw
Chicago, Illinois
Rating of the plant Droophead Tufted Airplant named Lebrom James by Anxietyatlaw on Greg, the plant care app
05/20/2021

Really low maintenance. Such a large, bright plant with such little effort. Mine has begun to grow a new little guy and I’m so excited!

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@Bob33333
Oakland, California
Rating of the plant Droophead Tufted Airplant named Keanu Leaves by Bob33333 on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

SHE GOT SO BROWN SO QUICK, BUT THIS APP HELPED SO MUCH SO I RECOMMEND RLY TAKING CARE OF THIS PLANT IF YOU WANT ONE

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@Ben
San Bruno, California
Rating of the plant Droophead Tufted Airplant named Amy Vinehouse by Ben on Greg, the plant care app
08/30/2021

Mine has been a breeze to take care of. Doesn’t need to be watered all the time and looks beautiful inside.

How to care for Droophead Tufted Airplant

Water

How often to water your Droophead Tufted Airplant

Water needs for Droophead Tufted Airplant
0.5 cups
every 12

Droophead Tufted Airplant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Droophead Tufted Airplant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Droophead Tufted Airplant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Droophead Tufted Airplant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Droophead Tufted Airplant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Droophead Tufted Airplant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Droophead Tufted Airplant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Droophead Tufted Airplant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Droophead Tufted Airplant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Droophead Tufted Airplant

Droophead Tufted Airplant

Droophead Tufted Airplant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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