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 Jacksonville, Florida.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 6th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Jacksonville is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
December 8th, 2022
Jacksonville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Jacksonville is expected to decrease by 17.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.6 megajoules of energy p…
December 4th, 2022
This month, Jacksonville is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of…
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 Jacksonville, Florida ⛅.
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.
December 7th, 2022
The growing potential in Jacksonville is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to …