Plant Care Fishbone Air Plant

Fishbone Air Plant

4.5 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Fishbone Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Fishbone Air Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily


Tillandsia stellifera

How to care for Fishbone Air Plant


How often to water your Fishbone Air Plant

Water needs for Fishbone Air Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Fishbone Air Plant 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 Fishbone Air Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Fishbone Air Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fishbone Air Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fishbone Air Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fishbone Air Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Fishbone Air Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Fishbone Air Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fishbone Air Plant: 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 Fishbone Air Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Fishbone Air Plant

Fishbone Air Plant

Fishbone Air Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Fishbone Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Fishbone Air Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Fishbone Air Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,275 XP
globe Alliance, OH

I enjoy this air plant and others because their care is so different from plants that require soil or hydroponics. Occasional bathing, an occasional spritz. I also use a spray-on fertilizer once in a while. For someone who prefers plants who demand little, require a small amount of space, but look quite interesting, air plants work well.

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,072 XP
globe Ocean Township, NJ

I’ve had it less than a week, went to soak it and it fell apart in my hands

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 997 XP

This beautiful air plant is awesome because it can go absolutely anywhere in your house because it doesn’t need dirt to live!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 206 XP
globe Houghton, MI

Super easy to take care of and super cute

Survivor Survivor

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