Capitata Tillandsia have light green, velvety leaves, giving it a very soft appearance. This variety is adaptable and in its native habitat can be found growing among rocks, evergreen trees and deciduous trees. Capitata Air Plants can reach sizes of over 10 inches in diameter. When flowering it produces purple blooms with a green/yellow inflorescence and leaves that blush peach.
This air plant is enhanced to add a pop of color (sprayed with non-toxic, long lasting floral tint).
Dominican Republic, Cuba and Mexico
Cold Hardiness Zones:
This plant prefers temperatures between 50-90°F. It can grow outdoors in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10-13; if growing in a zone colder than this it should be grown indoors when night temperatures are below 50°F.
Tillandsia Air Plant Overview:
Air Plants are easy to grow with an unlimited number of uses since they only require water (no soil). Most varieties just need watered 1-2 times per week. Although it may be a little more or less depending on the weather. Air plants grow best with bright light, but not in direct sun. They can be outside in the shade during warm summer temps, but make great houseplants year round.