Harrisii Air Plant

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  • Low Maintenance
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • No Soil Required
  • Mature Height 8 Inches
  • Pet Safe

The Harrisii air plant is unique with its fuzzy, silvery-gray leaves that form a dense rosette. This air plant can reach up to 8 inches, and is the perfect addition to the living room, bedroom, kitchen or bathroom. Display your Harrisii in a terrarium bowl, wooden frame, or hanging display. This air plant flowers with a beautiful orange-red stem and blueish-pink petals! This variety of air plant is especially forgiving for beginners!

Best Locations For Growing Harrisii Air Plant

This plant can withstand full sun but prefers bright indirect or filtered light. These plants are great for a countertop to display their beautiful blooms. Because they are not toxic, you don’t have to worry about keeping them away from pets or children. A great plant for a bedroom or bathroom.

Harrisii Air Plant Sunlight Requirements

The Harrisii air plant grows best in bright indirect or filtered light. A countertop that receives 4-6 hours of natural light each day is the perfect location. Place your Harrisii near an east-facing window to give it morning sun and afternoon shade. You can also try placing it a few feet away from a south-facing window. You can add a sheer curtain to your south-facing window to filter the sunlight—while this variety can take some direct sun, it prefers indirect sunlight.

Harrisii Air Plant Care

The Harrisii air plant is known for being especially forgiving to beginning plant owners. Just make sure it receives the proper sunlight and water. You do not need to put your air plant in soil—a terrarium, shell, hanging or wooden display holder will do just fine while showcasing this beautiful plant.

Watering Harrisii Air Plant

No soil is required for your Harrisii. Just soak it for up to 30 minutes once a week. Make sure to let your air plant fully dry upside down before returning it to its container. If you live in a less humid environment, you may need to soak it a bit longer or more often. You can also water your air plant by spritzing it with a water bottle. Make sure to allow tap water to sit for 24 hours before watering your air plant. This ensures that any chlorine has evaporated.

Feeding Harrisii Air Plant

You can fertilize your Harrisii by using an air plant-specific or bromeliad fertilizer every few months. A regular, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer also works, but make sure to dilute it to 1/4 of the recommended strength. Just add the fertilizer to your water when you soak or mist your Harrisii.

Harrisii 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: Slow
Mature Height: 8 inches
Mature Spread: 2-3 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Shade/Description: Red
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Foliage Description: Greenish-White
Temperature: 50° - °F (10° - 35°C)
Humidity: Lower - Moderate
Common Name: Harrisii Air Plant
Other Name(s): Air Plant
Scientific Name: Tillandsia harrisii
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.