Butzii Air Plant

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  • Attractive Foliage 
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 6-8 inches
  • Pet Safe

The Tillandsia Air Plant Butzii is a versatile and spectacular little houseplant. With thin wiry leaves and a bulbous base, this is an attractive houseplant. The blower is a bright red color with small ears. It is an Epiphyte, which means it basically floats in air where they thrive without soil. This air plant releases oxygen at night, known as Crassulacean Acid Metabolism. Tillandsia Air Plant Butzii is an absolutely gorgeous specimen to add to any home or office. It’seasy to grow and maintain. This plant is a native of the jungles, mountain tops and deserts of Mexico and Central South America. 

Best Locations For Growing Tillandsia Air Plant Butzii

Being an air plant, this houseplant does not require any soil. It absorbs needed nutrients and water from the air through the scales on their leaves. This is a wonderful little plant to grow in a bathroom as it thrives on high humidity. Air plants do well both inside and outside as long as they are not exposed to low temperatures and too much direct light. Try placing them on stones, seashells, wood, baskets and bowls. You can initially attach them to most any surface with a loosely tied piece or string or cord until their own root fibers take hold. Floral adhesive can also be used to attach the air plant to the desired surface.. 

Tillandsia Air Plant Butzii Sunlight Requirements

Tillandsia prefers bright, indirect sunlight or indoor lighting. They can tolerate a couple hours of direct sun, but this can be drying, so plan to supplement watering.  Place the plant a couple feet away from the window or door for optimal lighting. 

Tillandsia Air Plant Butzii Care

Place tillandsia a couple feet away from an east- or west-facing window or artificial light source, or on a patio, and it will thrive. Avoid dimly lit locations. This house plant prefers a temperature between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit and can tolerate temperature fluctuations. It falls under zone 10 of the USDA hardiness rating.  The easiest way to propagate your air plant is to remove or separate offsets, or pups, that grow from the base of the mother plant. 

Watering Tillandsia Air Plant Butzii

To water this little plant, place it face down in water, either in a bowl or the sink once every 1 to 2 weeks. Allow it to soak for 10-20 minutes. After soaking, it’s important to gently shake the excess water off and allow the plant to drain on a cloth or paper towel. This prevents any water from collecting in the fold of the leaves. 

Feeding Tillandsia Air Plant Butzii

To fertilize air plants, use an air plant-specific fertilizer or use a regular, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer at ¼ the recommended strength. Tillandsia thrives with a monthly misting of a mixture of water and a soluble fertilizer for epiphytes, bromeliads or air plants.

Butzii 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: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 6-8 inches
Mature Spread: 7-14 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Shade/Description: Purple
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Blue-Green to Silver
Temperature: 50° - 90°F (10° - 32°C)
Humidity: High
Common Name: Butzii Air Plant
Other Name(s): Air Plant
Scientific Name: Tillandsia butzii
Plant Type: House Plant

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 Know As:
   4.5" Container

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

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

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

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

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

#3 Pot

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

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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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Planter Shipping

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.