Plant Care Bulbosa Air Plant

Bulbosa Air Plant

4.8 out of 5 (11 experiences)

Bulbosa Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Bulbosa Air Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Mini Brazil Ball

Taxonomy

Tillandsia bulbosa
Tillandsia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

How to care for Bulbosa Air Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Bulbosa Air Plant

Water needs for Bulbosa Air Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Bulbosa 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 Bulbosa Air Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Bulbosa Air Plant in your home

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

Bulbosa 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.

Bulbosa Air Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bulbosa Air Plant

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Bulbosa 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.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bulbosa 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 🏡.

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Bulbosa 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

Bulbosa 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

Bulbosa 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 Bulbosa Air Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Bulbosa Air Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Bulbosa 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 Bulbosa 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

Bulbosa 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 Bulbosa Air Plant

Bulbosa Air Plant

Bulbosa 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

Bulbosa Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Bulbosa Air Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Bulbosa Air Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Bulbosa Air Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Bulbosa Air Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@KikiGoldblatt avatar
@@KikiGoldblatt
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 124,312 XP
globe Oliver Springs, TN
11/17/2021

So far so good. I am new to air plants, and I have 12 of them. I have mine placed in 3 to 6 hours of indirect light. They are a bit high maintenance in watering needs, in my opinion that is. So far they are living. I did purchase Tillandsia air plant fertilizer, so we will see how that works. They also like to be misted every so often with water.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Sage avatar
@Sage
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 149 XP
06/15/2021

Very easy to take care of, be careful of forgetting about it though. It is a little bit too easy and can be forgotten. They bounce back well though!

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