Plant Care Blushing Bride Air Plant

Blushing Bride Air Plant

4.8 out of 5 (171 experiences)

Blushing Bride Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Sky Plant, Air plant, Airplant, ionantha peach, Cobalt ionantha airplant, Coral ionantha airplant and Ionantha Peanut

Taxonomy

Tillandsia ionantha
Tillandsia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

How to care for Blushing Bride Air Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Blushing Bride Air Plant

Water needs for Blushing Bride Air Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Blushing Bride 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 Blushing Bride Air Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Blushing Bride Air Plant in your home

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

Blushing Bride 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.

Blushing Bride Air Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Blushing Bride Air Plant

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Blushing Bride Air Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


💦 Water Needs

Blushing Bride Air Plant thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Blushing Bride Air Plant Water Frequency →

Blushing Bride Air Plant Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Blushing Bride Air Plant requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Blushing Bride Air Plant Light Requirements →

Blushing Bride Air Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Blushing Bride Air Plant is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Blushing Bride Air Plant prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Blushing Bride Air Plant Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Blushing Bride Air Plant is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Blushing Bride Air Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Blushing Bride Air Plant grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Blushing Bride Air Plant to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Blushing Bride Air Plant is native to the Americas.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Blushing Bride Air Plant bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Blushing Bride Air Plant grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Blushing Bride Air Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 11a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Blushing Bride Air Plant Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Blushing Bride Air Plant can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Blushing Bride Air Plant →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Blushing Bride Air Plant. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Blushing Bride Air Plant

Blushing Bride Air Plant

Blushing Bride Air Plant


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.

What other plant parents say

Blushing Bride Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 110
Blushing Bride Air Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 20
Blushing Bride Air Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 13
Blushing Bride Air Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Blushing Bride Air Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
Blushing Bride Air Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
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05/22/2022

They’re really cute and easy to take care of

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01/31/2022

So easy and pretty

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globe Baltimore, MD
01/14/2022

Surprisingly the tips brown pretty easily if it’s not spritzed with water frequently enough. Some people soak them once a month or so but last time I did that I forgot about it over night and almost killed the poor thing. I’ll stick to spraying it

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Browns easily Browns easily
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01/10/2022

This plant is super easy to take care of. Just keep them out of sunlight and do not pour water on them, only spray them a little maybe once a month if that. Very easy to maintain. They do not grow very much either so super great for a bedroom.

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globe Iowa City, IA
01/05/2022

Very low maintenance and super cute :)

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01/02/2022

Awesome pretty easy to take care of… awesome little plant no soil required!

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01/01/2022

I THIBK I KILLED HENRY BUT HES LIKE THE EASIEST PLANT TO TAKE CARe OF… maybe i’m not cut out to be a plant mom :(

Browns easily Browns easily
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globe Howard, OH
12/05/2021

So cool I’ve had it for months and it looks amazing so easy to take care of!

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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12/02/2021

Easy to neglect without repercussions

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globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

So easy. So so so easy. Just soak them every now and then! Air plants are fun because you can just set them in random places that a full size plant might not fit or work.

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globe Davison, MI
11/14/2021

Some of the easiest plants to take care of, just make sure not to overwater them or hold off on watering them for too long.

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globe New York
10/15/2021

My favorite of all airplants ! It’s adorable and fuzzy and surprisingly grows fairly quickly. I just place it in a bowl of water weekly and let it dry for about three hours before placing it back on its display.

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09/26/2021

I bought 5, they were all the same variety, 2 died within 2 weeks. They all were watered on the same day and roughly together in the same location with the same sun. Not sure how 2 died but 3 are good

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globe Vallejo, CA
08/15/2021

I soak it in water for 10 mins and dry upside down. Very minimal attention plant

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globe Deposit, NY
08/11/2021

Literally takes no effort to keep alive! Super good beginner plant :)

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globe Welland, Ontario
08/09/2021

Easy, cute and if it dries out or rots it recovers fast! It needS ALOT of sun so it directly on a window (hanging in front is the best)

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08/09/2021

Extremely easy plant to take care of and also surprisingly rewarding - it's bloomed once and is starting to grow another small air plant to the side.

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globe Maryville, MO
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 pull the dead leaves off so it can form new ones more easily!

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Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
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globe Gainesville, GA
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 survived my learning curve, so that’s impressive!

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globe Pennsauken Township, NJ
07/17/2021

Easy peasy plant. Soak in distilled water for a couple hours once a week and that’s it. I enjoy them because they’re so unusual.

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