- Fast Growing
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Above Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 2-5 inches
- Pet Safe
Tillandsia bergeri is often referred to as the ‘Mad Pupper’. Unlike most air plants, Bergeri will produce pup offsets regularly during its life. These new, small plants can be left attached to the mother plant or separated when they are half the size of the main plant. The medium green color remains vibrant throughout all seasons, especially when grown in indirect bright light. Bergeri makes an excellent addition to a terrarium or can be grown on its own as an accent plant in a bathroom or other humid area.
Best Locations For Growing Bergeri Air Plant
Bergeri grows the fastest and healthiest when provided with a consistently humid environment. A bathroom is a perfect location, although misting every 2-3 days will provide enough humidity in a typically dry house environment. Air plants are perfect as an accent in just about any setting inside your home.
Bergeri Air Plant Sunlight Requirements
Air plants require indirect, bright light. For best exposure, try placing Bergeri on a wall adjacent to a sunny window or across from a window that faces south or west. Air plants can grow outside in bright or dappled shade during the summer. A full sun position outdoors will result in burnt leaves.
Bergeri Air Plant Care
No pots or soil are required for Air Plants to grow successfully. They are epiphytic plants that get all of their nutrients and moisture through modified leaf structures. The roots only serve to attach the plant to porous structures.
Watering Bergeri Air Plant
Once a week, Bergeri Air Plant needs to be fully submerged in water for 10-20 minutes. Place the plant upside down on a towel to dry. Alternatively, misting the plant every 1-2 days will provide sufficient moisture and humidity. Do not use distilled water or softener-treated water. Collected rainwater is the best, followed by cool tap water left to sit for 24 hours to dissipate the chlorine.
Feeding Bergeri Air Plant
Air Plants can be fertilized once every 3-4 months if desired. Use a formulation for houseplants or a specialized Bromeliad fertilizer. Dissolve the fertilizer in water to replace one of the regular waterings. If using houseplant fertilizer, dilute it to ¼ of the recommended dosage. Bergeri Air Plant only blooms about once during its lifetime. This plant puts most of its energy into producing offsets. Fertilizing more than every 3 months will not produce more flowers.
Bergeri Air Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium 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: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 2-5 inches|
|Mature Spread: 4-6 inches|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Flower Shade/Description: Purple|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver|
|Foliage Description: Gray-Green|
|Temperature: Above 45 °F (Above 7)|
|Common Name: Bergeri Air Plant|
|Other Name(s): Mad Pupper|
|Scientific Name: Tillandsia bergeri|
|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.