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Sky Plant

4.8 out of 5 (140 experiences)

Sky Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Sky Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly

Also known as

air plant and Blushing Bride Air Plant

Taxonomy

Tillandsia ionantha
Tillandsia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

What other plant parents say

Sky Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 89
Sky Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 23
Sky Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 15
Sky Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 10
Sky Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 10
Sky Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
Sky Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
_gnomad avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Sky Plant named The Itty Bitty Greenery Committee by _gnomad on Greg, the plant care app
03/29/2021

My little collection of air plants is still thriving. Surprisingly, recovering and slow growing from a lack of water. Rain water really brought up to speed. Do be mindful of how long a soak bath that…

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@Sourpoato
Hinckley, Ohio
Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Airy by Sourpoato on Greg, the plant care app
02/24/2021

Very easy to care for because they absorb moisture from the air. This means you only need to water sparingly and if you forget to for a while, it’s okay! I do recommend that when buying a sky or ai…

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Makaylagal avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Your plant by Makaylagal on Greg, the plant care app
07/13/2021

I love air plants (I have 9)! They are low maintenance and come in a verity of styles. What I do is soak them in filtered water for 20 min once a week and spray them with air plant fertilizer after l…

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@Lisalinae65
Ravenna, Ohio
Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Lenny by Lisalinae65 on Greg, the plant care app
06/22/2021

I love my air plants!!!! The key to maintaining them is watering by misting!!! I place mine in the sink and use a plant mister to thoroughly wet the entire plant. Every couple of months use some orch…

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@Lunarlea
Denver, Colorado
Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Buddha by Lunarlea on Greg, the plant care app
06/06/2021

Love my air plants so much. This guy is super easy to take care of. I soak him in distilled water every two weeks or so with all my other air plants and he does great. He doesn’t brown like some of t…

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Getplanting avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Sky Plant named deli by Getplanting on Greg, the plant care app
05/05/2021

they are so easy to take care of and they are adorable little plants, it’s easy to water them and they have a very low chance of dying unless you over water. I would recommend getting a stand or a gl…

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@Leafface
New York
Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Mr Avocado by Leafface on Greg, the plant care app
06/30/2021

The sky plant is amazing and I love it so much it’s small and harmless to animals like for me my dogs don’t. Try to eat it at all so I really love my sky plant and it’s really easy to water you just…

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@Shelby
Maryville, Missouri
Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Bodhi by Shelby on Greg, the plant care app
08/01/2021

This plant will basically survive anything! You have to make sure it’s soil is damp at all times, or else the leaves will start to brown and die. It is a fast grower, but you have to make sure to pul…

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@Theplanty1
Gainesville, Georgia
Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Aria by Theplanty1 on Greg, the plant care app
07/27/2021

Super easy to take care of. I soak in water for 20 to 25 minutes one day a week and then mist once or twice a week depending on how humid the house is. This is one of my first air plants and has surv…

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@Bbeauties
Castle Rock, Colorado
Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Mochi by Bbeauties on Greg, the plant care app
06/05/2021

Love these little gems! Soak mine once a week for 30 min in distilled water (no tap!!! Quit giving plants tap water, they thrive from pure sources). Let them dry on a paper towel and put them back in…

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How to care for Sky Plant

Water

How often to water your Sky Plant

Water needs for Sky Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Sky 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 Sky Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Sky Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sky Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Sky 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.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Sky Plant

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

Care Summary for Sky Plant

Sky Plant

Sky 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.

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