Common Name: Capitata Peach
Species: T. capitata
Leaf Color: Green and silvery to light peach when ready to bloom
Flower Color: Purple, red, or deep blue
Lifespan: Several years
Watering: Mist twice per week
Propagation: Seeds and pups
Natural Habitat: Mexico, Cuba, Honduras, and Dominican Republic
Tillandsia capitata Care
This variety of air plant is one of the most colorful, with leaves that range from green and silvery to light peach when ready to bloom. The flowers are equally beautiful, in shades of purple and red. Its max size will be around 8-10 inches in height and width.
Here are some general care tips for Tillandsia capitata:
Mist twice per week, or soak for 20 minutes once per week. Be careful not to over-water, as this can lead to root rot. Should the leaves begin to curl or look wrinkled, it is an indication that the plant is not getting enough water.
No soil is necessary for Tillandsia capitata care. Placing it in a pot with soil will actually cause the plant to rot.
Place in an area with bright, indirect light. If the leaves begin to turn brown, it is an indication that the plant is getting too much light.
Tillandsia capitata prefers temperatures between 60°F and 90°F. If the temperature drops below 50°F, it can damage the leaves.
Fertilize Tillandsia capitata every other month with a water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength.
Tillandsia capitata Habitat
This variety of air plant is native to Mexico, Cuba, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. In its natural habitat, it grows on trees or rocks in shady, humid locations.
Tillandsia capitata Lifespan
With proper care, Tillandsia capitata can live for several years.
Propagating Tillandsia capitata
Tillandsia capitata can be propagated by seeds or pups.
Tillandsia capitata Toxicity
This plant is non-toxic and safe for humans and animals.