Air Plants Care Guide

A little beauty gets bigger than most and silverish tinted leaves will take on a purple tint during the bloom of their pink and white petals. The leaves start to curl as they mature and look frozen in a slight breeze, giving them a graceful look!
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  • Light : High

    Bright, indirect light is best.

  • Water : Medium

    To water, fill a bowl with tepid water (unsoftened and filtered of chemicals) for 30 minutes to 1 hour, once a week. Afterward, remove from the bowl and turn upside down to let completely drain on a towel. If the tilly is in bloom, avoid getting the flower wet by propping them out of the water.

  • Humidity : High

    Keep these tillies close to a humidifier and mist often to keep humidity high.

  • Temp : 60℉ - 90℉

    Keep in normal indoor temperatures or mild outdoor temperatures. Bring inside when temperatures dip below 60°F.

  • Zone : 9|10|11|12

    This plant likes warmer temperatures in bright, indirect light. Bring in when temperatures dip below 60°F.

  • Fertilizer : Monthly

    When watering, add 1/4th the recommended dosage of fertilizer to the bowl when soaking. Foliar sprays that are specifically for bromeliads and Tillandsia can be applied. Fertilize monthly from early Spring until October.

  • Repotting : Rarely

    Tillandsia are air plants and grow amongst other plants. Add them to adorn a windowsill or companions with orchids, bromeliads or other plants that enjoy lots of humidity.

  • Cleaning :

    Cleaning is a two fold process. When watering, you'll dip the tilly in a bowl of filtered, unsoftened water. This will get the leaves clean and also give them the hydration they need weekly. If your Tillandsias leaves are browning or curling unnaturally, it could be a sign of low water and light. Keep on a regular schedule with watering, fertilizing, and giving them bright, indirect light. Keep on a regular schedule with watering, fertilizing, and giving them bright, indirect light.

  • Propagation : Cuttings

    Small tilly pups will originate at the base of an air plant after a bloom cycle. Allow them to grow to at least half the size of the mother plant before removing. In the wild, these plants and pups stay connected as a clump. Removing pups isn't a necessity.