Plant Care Small Ballmoss

Small Ballmoss

3.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Small Ballmoss has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

air plant and Moss Ball


Tillandsia recurvata

How to care for Small Ballmoss


How often to water your Small Ballmoss

Water needs for Small Ballmoss
0.5 cups
every 12

Small Ballmoss 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 Small Ballmoss

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Small Ballmoss in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Small Ballmoss: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Small Ballmoss love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Small Ballmoss does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Small Ballmoss

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

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Care Summary for Small Ballmoss

Small Ballmoss

Small Ballmoss

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Small Ballmoss has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Small Ballmoss has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Calitocarolina avatar
leaf-1 101 Plants
xp 6,334 XP
globe Wilmington, North Carolina

I’m loving the ease of all my air-plants. I could take the time and soak them if they need a good drink or just sprits them with water where they are. And even easier to move around the home from place to place.

Survivor Survivor
Kennedykookie17 avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 97 XP
globe Mounds View, Minnesota

i don’t think he’s gonna make it :(

Browns easily Browns easily

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