Plant Care Sky Plant
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Sky Plant

4.8 out of 5 (32 experiences)

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

Also known as

air plant

Taxonomy

Tillandsia ionantha
Tillandsia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

What other plant parents say

Sky Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 21
Sky Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 7
Sky Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Sky Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Sky Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
_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, OH
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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Barbarab avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Medusa by Barbarab on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

I love air plants as a way to add a bit of life to a small spot where it would be awkward to have regular plant in a full pot with soil. Also, they just look like tiny aliens, which is a plus in my b…

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Merryberry avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Groot’n’Friends by Merryberry on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

Easy care—just immerse in water for 20-30 min weekly and you’re good to go! I forget to water these guys all the time but they seem to be fine with it if I miss a week 🥴

Succulentjade avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Minky by Succulentjade on Greg, the plant care app
03/30/2021

Air plants are super cool, stick em anywhere , no soil needed!* This one is happy inside being watered every couple of weeks , because I Live in a hot place!

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@Kfey
Indianapolis, IN
Rating of the plant Sky Plant named Arlo by Kfey on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

While air plants don’t need soil, they still need to be watered, aka completely submerged, somewhat often.

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@Uwakidris
Takatsuki, Osaka
Rating of the plant Sky Plant named エアプラント (airplants) by Uwakidris on Greg, the plant care app
02/24/2021

No need to watering often, no need growth media

How to care for Sky Plant

Water

How often to water your Sky Plant

Water needs for Sky Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Sky Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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
9

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 city 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 9 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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