Plant Care Droophead Tufted Airplant

Droophead Tufted Airplant

4.4 out of 5 (60 experiences)

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

About Droophead Tufted Airplant

Scarlet Star is a tropical epiphytic bromeliad native to rainforest habitats in tropical Americas and the West Indies. It has a basal rosette of green leaves with a flower consisting of red or orange bracts and many small white flowers inside it.

Taxonomy

Guzmania lingulata
Guzmania
Bromeliaceae
Poales

Also known as

Scarlet Star, Orange Star and Vase Plant

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 located in Austin, Texas.

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.

Plant care guide for Droophead Tufted Airplant in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

58% Medium

Growing Droophead Tufted Airplant in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Droophead Tufted Airplant in Austin, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Droophead Tufted Airplant in Austin, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 21.9% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Austin is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to decrease by 21.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Droophead Tufted Airplant in Austin, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Austin is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Droophead Tufted Airplant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Droophead Tufted Airplant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Droophead Tufted Airplant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Droophead Tufted Airplant does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Austin, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

When to repot Droophead Tufted Airplant

Nutrient needs for plant Droophead Tufted Airplant in Austin, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 21st, 2021

The growing potential in Austin is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Droophead Tufted Airplant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Droophead Tufted Airplant

Droophead Tufted Airplant

Droophead Tufted Airplant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 28
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 27
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 15
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 15
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 15
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 9
Droophead Tufted Airplant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Alfonso avatar
@Alfonso
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 197 XP
globe Salt Lake City, Utah
10/08/2021

Do not leave in direct sun for very long

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Tiak143 avatar
@Tiak143
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 380 XP
09/27/2021

It’s a pretty plant! But kind of boring IMHO… it’s not growing, not declining… great for beginners! (Also, it was a gift and I didn’t pick it, so that might be part of it)

Survivor Survivor
Sheila lady avatar
@Sheila lady
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 207 XP
09/16/2021

Still on the fence about these. Bought 3 at Home Depot last year. Followed all directions re light and water. One died off. The last 2 and still struggling. Neither has shown any color in over 6 months but I’m still trying.

Ben avatar
@Ben
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe San Bruno, California
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.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Kirbyfanacc avatar
@Kirbyfanacc
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 519 XP
globe Basingstoke, England
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 ❤️

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Lauren5118 avatar
@Lauren5118
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 142 XP
06/25/2021

Bright and colourful! Grew like mad when I got it home and put on the window

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Junosbabies avatar
@Junosbabies
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 533 XP
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

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Gayforthesun avatar
@Gayforthesun
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 161 XP
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

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Suds avatar
@Suds
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 105 XP
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.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Anxietyatlaw avatar
@Anxietyatlaw
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 1,383 XP
globe Indianapolis, Indiana
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!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Plantsareawesome avatar
@Plantsareawesome
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 265 XP
05/20/2021

i love! it sticks with me and is okay if you forget to water!

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Leahtrit avatar
@Leahtrit
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 392 XP
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.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
Bob33333 avatar
@Bob33333
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 197 XP
globe Oakland, California
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

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Cmmnsnse avatar
@Cmmnsnse
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 639 XP
globe Pinellas Park, Florida
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 not one to be missed.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Mmeyerpeter avatar
@Mmeyerpeter
leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 1,028 XP
04/11/2021

Very low maintenance!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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