Droophead Tufted Airplant
4.3 out of 5 (72 experiences)
About Droophead Tufted Airplant
The Scarlet Star is a tropical bromeliad, and one of the most popular ones in cultivation. The colorful blooms in the center of the plant are actually made up of red or orange 'bracts' and the plant only produces tiny white 'true' flowers just before it dies. In the wild, they collect rainwater in the center of their bracts so next time you water, try to mimic nature and leave a small pool for them to drink! 💧
Also known as
Scarlet Star, Orange Star, Vase Plant, Bromeliad guzmania and Scarlet Star Bromeliad
How to care for Droophead Tufted Airplant
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 Eugene, Oregon.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 9th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Eugene is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
December 7th, 2022
Eugene is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Eugene is expected to decrease by 29.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
December 6th, 2022
This month, Eugene is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.7 total hours of dayli…
Droophead Tufted Airplant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Eugene, Oregon ⛅.
Droophead Tufted Airplant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.