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Baileyi Air Plant

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  • Unique Appearance
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • No Soil Required
  • Mature Height 4-8 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Baileyi air plant, also known as the reflexed air plant, giant ball moss, or Bailey’s ball moss is native to Texas and Mexico. Its foliage is thin and pointed with a silver-green color. The tips of the wiry, twisted leaves can turn red with sun exposure and at flowering. At flowering, a blue flower appears from a pink floral bract. This species known botanically as Tillandsia baileyi has a clumping habit; in the wild it grows in large colonies.

Best Locations For Growing Baileyi Air Plant

The Baileyi air plant is not toxic to pets or humans, so it is an excellent option to add a spark of interest to any room with bright indirect light. Avoid placing the plant in cool or drafty areas like near vents or windows.

Baileyi Air Plant Sunlight Requirements

Position this air plant in bright indirect light or dappled shade. A windowsill with east or west sun exposure is a good option, or a few feet from a south-facing window would work.

Baileyi Air Plant Care

The Baileyi air plant is an epiphyte, requiring no soil because the leaves absorb water and nutrients; the roots are simply for anchoring the plant. Rather than planting it, you can set it among other plants, decorate with it, or keep it in a terrarium. The most important care aspect of the Baileyi air plant is frequent watering or keeping a high level of humidity around the plant.

Watering Baileyi Air Plant 

This air plant grows best with frequent misting several times per week. Alternatively, dip the air plant briefly in water and then promptly shake off any excess water. If the plant dries out too much, submerge the plant for an hour to revive it. Avoid using softened water. In general, Baileyi air plants will require more supplemental moisture in hot, dry weather or when an air conditioner is running.

Feeding Baileyi Air Plant

Fertilize the Baileyi air plant once or twice monthly using a fertilizer labeled for orchids or air plants. If the plant is very dry, water it first and then dunk it in the fertilizer solution the following day.

Baileyi Air Plant Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Above Average - Water-loving. Mist 3-4 times a week or soak twice a week.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 4-8 inches
Mature Spread: 2-5 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant:
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Silver-Green
Temperature: 50° - °F (10° - 35°C)
Humidity:
Common Name: Baileyi Air Plant
Other Name(s): Bailey's Ball Moss
Scientific Name: Tillandsia baileyi
Plant Type: House Plant
SKU:
Air_Baileyi

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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