January Air Plant – Assorted Tillandsia Capitia
This month there are an assortment of Capitata going out. While they might look a little different, the care for these low maintenance beauties is the same! Native to Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, this air plant is more likely to attach itself to rocks than trees. Like all air plants, the roots of Capitata are for attaching purposes and don’t soak up nutrients. Keep your Capitata happy by spraying it regularly and fertilizing every few months. Capitata prefer warm environments and will be healthiest if kept inside.
Capitata needs bright filtered light. They can be placed near most windows, but be aware North facing windows might not get enough light. You can also use a grow light to supplement, but be conscious of light placement and keep light indirect. We recommend these if you need a grow light bulb.
Be sure to mist your Capitata once or twice a week depending on the humidity of your home. Make sure to dry upside down after spraying to ensure that water doesn’t collect in between the leaves. . They can be placed on sand, moss, or other materials that don’t absorb a lot of water.
Your air plant can be fertilized weekly to supplement the nutrients it would be gathering from the air in it’s natural environment.
Long Term Care
Capitata will die after blooming, but before they do they will produce pups or offshoots that will mirror the parent plant. They can be left to mature on whatever mount you have placed the parent plant, or you can break them off and put them elsewhere.
Capitata are not toxic to animals.