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Tillandsia leiboldiana

Common Name: Air Plant

Family: Bromeliaceae

Genus: Tillandsia

Species: T. leiboldiana

Leaf Color: Green to silver

Flower Color: Red or purple

Height: 20-24″

Width: 14-16″

Lifespan: Several years

Watering: Mist two or three times per week

Propagation: Seeds and pups

Natural Habitat: Central America, Mexico

Toxicity: Non-toxic

Tillandsia leiboldiana Care

Tillandsia leiboldiana is a stunning air plant that originates from Central America and Mexico. Attaining its nutrients from the air, this Bromeliad is easy to care for, drought-tolerant, and makes an excellent addition to any indoor space.

Here are some general care tips:


Tillandsia leiboldiana should be misted two or three times per week. If you live in a particularly dry climate, you may need to mist more often.

If the leaves start to curl, that’s a sign that your plant is thirsty. On the other hand, if the leaves are limp or start to brown, that’s a sign of too much water.


Tillandsia leiboldiana does best in bright, indirect sunlight. If you live in a hot climate, it’s best to provide some filtered sunlight or afternoon shade.


This air plant can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, from 50-90 degrees F.


Fertilize Tillandsia leiboldiana once a month with a Bromeliad or air plant fertilizer.


These plants will bloom once in their lifetime, producing a beautiful red or purple flower. After blooming, the plant will die, but it will produce pups.

Tillandsia leiboldiana Habitat

Tillandsia leiboldiana is native to Central America and Mexico. It grows in the wild on trees, rocks, or other elevated surfaces.

Tillandsia leiboldiana Lifespan

The Tillandsia leiboldiana has a lifespan of several years.

Propagating Tillandsia leiboldiana

Tillandsia leiboldiana can be propagated by seeds or pups.

Pups are small offsets that form at the base of the plant. They can be carefully removed and grown as they would the mother plant.

Tillandsia leiboldiana Toxicity

This plant is non-toxic and safe for pets and humans.