Tillandsia ‘Peach’

A Beginner's Guide to Tillandsia 'Peach' Care | All you Need to Grow!

Family: Bromeliaceae
Common Name: 'Peach' Air Plant, 'Peach' Tillandsia 
Botanical Name: Tillandsia capitata 'Peach'

This vibrant air plant -- Tillandsia capitata 'Peach' -- features dense clusters of soft, velvety leaves with a beautiful, peachy hue. Your 'Peach' air plant will have thin and expanded leaves and could begin to curl. The twisted leaves make this plant even more unique to look at. 
This plant gives the perfect accent for any space and requires no soil and minimal watering for effortless upkeep. We highly praise this absolutely gorgeous plant, and if you make it part of your décor for a splash of color and texture, you will completely understand what we mean!


Usually, 'Peach' air plants grow in trees in nature, and they receive heaps of dappled light. Keep this in mind when placing them in your home. They should receive at least 6-8 hours of indirect light daily to retain their color and to help them produce flowers!
Only introduce your plant to sunlight for a short time will because the leaves on the plant will dry out and burn.
Locating your plant by a window facing east or west is preferred to offer the correct light levels. If needed, grow lights made for plants will do the job just as well. Since environments vary, pay close attention to your 'Peach' air plant and ensure it meets the correct light requirements for this specific plant.


Watering 'Peach' air plant differs slightly from watering typical houseplants that grow in soil. The best way to properly hydrate your plant is to place them in a bowl of room-temperature water for 10-15 minutes once a week. If you live in a climate with low humidity, we recommend misting your air plants daily to keep them from drying out. You can mist your plants by filling a spray bottle with non-chlorinated water. 
Due to where you reside, you may water your 'Peach' air plant more or less often. It all depends on the humidity, temperature, and air circulation surrounding your home.


You may be surprised to learn that soil for your 'Peach' air plant is not needed to grow. And, instead of providing your 'Peach' air plant with soil, you should prioritize giving it the correct dosage of light, humidity, and watering. 
Air plants will grow and thrive in most household temperatures but prefer temperatures between 70-80°F. Ensure plenty of air circulation, which helps the foliage dry after soaking and misting. Stagnant air will cause the wet foliage to develop bacterial issues.


'Peach' air plants love moist air; if you live in an area with high humidity all year or during the summer, your plants will love you! If you live in a dry climate, try placing your air plants over a vase 1/2 filled with water. The plants will absorb the evaporating moisture coming from below!
To help replicate your 'Peach' air plant's original tropical setting, the humidity levels should be between 50% and 70%.
A sign that your plant needs more humidity is if the leaves on your plant look too dried out or the edges are curled. Fine-tune the humidity levels in this case.


Yes, you should fertilize your 'Peach' air plants all growing season! The best way to do this is to use a fertilizer designed for bromeliads. Add the fertilizer to the water when you soak them, or add some to the water in your mister/sprayer. We recommend diluting the fertilizer to 1/4 the recommended strength if you plan to fertilize every time you water a plant in the Tillandsia(s) family. Applying the fertilizer every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season is essential. 
You will know better if your plant is getting the correct dosage of fertilizer by observing it often.

Growth Rate

'Peach' air plants are slow-growers. They will grow faster when propagated and take a few years to reach a few inches from seed. The mature height that this plant typically reaches is around 6 to 8 inches (15 20 cm); however, some 'Peach' air plants are taller than others.

Pet Friend or Foe

'Peach' air plants are considered to be pet-friendly! Friend.

Pro Tips

1. Since 'Peach' air plants do not need soil, this plant is considered easier to care for than other plants. However, make sure to observe your plants to make sure it is getting the essentials that it does need!
2. Air flow is vital for your plant. Focus on your plant getting good airflow and avoid adding extra moisture if you cannot provide additional circulation.
3. Add this beautiful plant to any indoor space. 'Peach' air plants look great in terrariums and dish gardens!
4. Guess what? Your tillandsia will bloom and after it blooms the main plant will perish. The good news is that most air plants will produce multiple offshoots that will carry on the family name!

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