Plant Care Air plant

Air plant

Taxonomy

Tillandsia Ionantha Huamelula
Tillandsia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

How to care for Air plant

Water

How often to water your Air plant

Water needs for Air plant
0.5 cups
every 12

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 Air plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Air plant in your home

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

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.

Air plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Air plant

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

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Care Summary for Air plant

Air plant

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.

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