- Unique Growing Shape
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Above Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 2 Inches
- Pet Safe
Tillandsia Bandensis offers a unique growing habit and seriously small size. Leaves grow in one direction, so the plant form resembles a mohawk or fan of coral. Over time, the plant grows into divisible dense clusters. The foliage is an attractive light green to gray green. Tiny, lightly fragrant, purple flowers appear at the tips of thin stems.
Best Locations For Growing Bandensis Air Plant
Bandensis air plants prefer warm, humid environments with bright indirect sunlight. An east-facing window with morning light may offer the best light intensity. Situate it away from drafty windows or vents. These air plants do well in hanging pots without soil, terrariums, or decorative plantscapes as long as they have adequate humidity.
Bandensis Air Plant Sunlight Requirements
The Bandensis air plant performs best in bright indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can burn the foliage of this plant.
Bandensis Air Plant Care
Warm temperatures and high humidity are key to keeping the Bandensis air plant healthy. Good air flow is also important, as water sitting around the roots or at the base of leaves can lead to rot. This air plant forms clumps that can be gently divided.
Watering Bandensis Air Plant
Mist the Bandensis air plant with water several times per week. In hot, dry weather or when air conditioning is running, daily misting may be necessary. Alternatively, once per week or after a period of neglect, dunk the air plant in warm water for an hour and gently shake off the foliage to dry the plant. Avoid using softened water to mist or soak the plant.
Feeding Bandensis Air Plant
Use a liquid fertilizer labeled for air plants or orchids once or twice per month. If the plant is dry, soak it in warm water for twenty minutes, shake off excess water, and then apply fertilizer the following day.
Bandensis Air Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light|
|Care Requirements: Medium|
|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|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 2 inches|
|Mature Spread: 2-4 inches|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Flower Shade/Description: Purple|
|Foliage Color(s): Purple|
|Foliage Description: Dark Purple|
|Temperature: 50° - 90°F (10° - 32°C)|
|Common Name: Bandensis Air Plant|
|Other Name(s): Air Plant|
|Scientific Name: Tillandsia bandensis|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.