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 Portland, Oregon.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 28th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
January 28th, 2023
Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 47.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.3 megajoules of energy per m2 …
January 29th, 2023
This month, Portland is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 14.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of da…
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 Portland, 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.
January 24th, 2023
The growing potential in Portland is very 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…