Plant Care Shirley Temple Air Plant
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Shirley Temple Air Plant

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Shirley Temple Air Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Shirley Temple Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Queen of Air Plants, Concolor x Streptophylla and Concolor x Streptophlla

Taxonomy

Tillandsia streptophylla
Tillandsia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

How to care for Shirley Temple Air Plant

Water

How often to water your Shirley Temple Air Plant

Water needs for Shirley Temple Air Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Shirley Temple 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 Shirley Temple Air Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Shirley Temple Air Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Shirley Temple Air Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Shirley Temple Air Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Shirley Temple Air Plant

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

Care Summary for Shirley Temple Air Plant

Shirley Temple Air Plant

Shirley Temple Air Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Shirley Temple Air Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Shirley Temple Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Shirley Temple Air Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Thtmadihatter avatar
@Thtmadihatter
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 969 XP
04/28/2021

If you soak your air plants, make sure to set a timer and don’t forget them in the water

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@Lilyyandow
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 519 XP
globe Bedford, New Hampshire
02/16/2021

incredibly easy to take care of, just a few sprays of water every few days and a good soak every two weeks and it grows like crazy and stays super healthy

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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