Plant Care Giant Airplant

Giant Airplant

Also known as

Cardinal airplant, Quill-leaf airplant and air plant

Taxonomy

Tillandsia fasciculata
Tillandsia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

How to care for Giant Airplant

Water

How often to water your Giant Airplant

Water needs for Giant Airplant
0.5 cups
every 12

Giant Airplant 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 Giant 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.

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Finding light for Giant Airplant in your home

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

Giant Airplant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Giant Airplant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Giant Airplant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Giant Airplant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Giant 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 Giant Airplant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Giant Airplant

Giant Airplant

Giant Airplant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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