Plant Care Tillandsia velutina

Tillandsia velutina

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Tillandsia velutina

How to care for Tillandsia velutina


How often to water your Tillandsia velutina

Water needs for Tillandsia velutina
0.5 cups
every 7

Tillandsia velutina needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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 Tillandsia velutina

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Tillandsia velutina in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tillandsia velutina: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Tillandsia velutina may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Tillandsia velutina

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

Care Summary for Tillandsia velutina

Tillandsia velutina

Tillandsia velutina

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 3ft 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

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This little gal came to us in the mail along with a T. Ionantha Guatemala as a gift from work during lockdown. We put her in a corner between two windows (south and west) where there just aren’t enough foot candles of light and, per the printed instructions she came with, misted regularly. Droop, droop, droop. Drab, drab, drab. Her pal was drying up, too. Come to find out, she needed more light, and we needed to be soaking her, not misting. Dumped her and her buddy in a pot of rain water + seaweed tea for about three hours as a rescue bath, then one hour a day for three days. Set them on a deep south-facing windowsill and let the sun work its magic. They are now plump, perky, and silvery all over with healthy trichomes. The Guatemala plant is even beginning to trim that gorgeous reddish-pink. Poor things. Mama and papa had a bit to learn about air plant parenting!

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