Plant Care Brachycaulos Green Air Plant

Brachycaulos Green Air Plant

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Brachycaulos Green Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Air Plant, Tillandsia Air Plant, tillandsia brachycaulous and airplant

Taxonomy

Tillandsia brachycaulos
Tillandsia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

How to care for Brachycaulos Green Air Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Brachycaulos Green Air Plant

Water needs for Brachycaulos Green Air Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Brachycaulos Green 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 Brachycaulos Green Air Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Brachycaulos Green Air Plant in your home

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

Brachycaulos Green 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.

Brachycaulos Green Air Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Brachycaulos Green Air Plant

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Brachycaulos Green 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.

Brachycaulos Green Air Plant Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Brachycaulos Green 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 🏡.

Brachycaulos Green Air Plant Light Requirements →

Brachycaulos Green Air Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Brachycaulos Green 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.

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🪴 Soil

Brachycaulos Green 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 Brachycaulos Green Air Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Brachycaulos Green Air Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Brachycaulos Green 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 Brachycaulos Green 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

Brachycaulos Green Air Plant is native to the Americas.


🧐 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.


Care Summary for Brachycaulos Green Air Plant

Brachycaulos Green Air Plant

Brachycaulos Green 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

Brachycaulos Green Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
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08/12/2021

This is my favorite type of air plant! They are extremely hardy plants.

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