Juncea Air Plant

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  • Easy Care Air Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12-18 inches
  • Pet Safe

The Tillandsia Juncea is a must have for your air plant collection! The Juncea is an epiphyte, meaning it draws nutrients and moisture from the air, making it a popular easy-care plant. It features tall, slender silver-green leaves growing in a rosette form. It can grow a stunning purple flower with proper care. 

Best Locations For Growing The Juncea Air Plant

The best locations for growing the Juncea air plant include East- or West-facing windows that allow bright, filtered light through. The Juncea enjoys moderate to high humidity making it ideal for bathroom or kitchen living decor. 

Juncea Air Plant Sunlight Requirements

As a native to Central and South America, the Juncea air plant loves bright, indirect sunlight. Direct, intense light can cause the plant to develop burn marks, so avoid placing it directly in a South facing window. 

Juncea Air Plant Care

This easy-care plant only requires a fair amount of bright light and water. Tillandsia plants like the Juncea are able to grow in the absence of fertilizer, so only use fertilizer sparingly. You should soak or mist the plant with distilled water. 

Watering the Juncea Air Plant

To avoid tip browning, either soak or mist your Juncea air plant regularly. You can mist the plant 3 times per week, or soak once per week for a minimum of 30 minutes. The Juncea prefers distilled water over tap water, since distilled water simulates rain from its natural environment. Dry it upside down or shake gently to remove excess water. 

Feeding the Juncea Air Plant

It is best to avoid overfeeding the Juncea by only using small doses of an all-purpose fertilizer once or twice a month to maintain healthy growth. Some growers opt for a spray fertilizer for orchids to use on their air plants once or twice a month. 

Juncea 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: Spreading
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 12-18 inches
Mature Spread: 3-4 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Shade/Description: Purple
Fragrant:
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Green, Silver
Temperature: 50° - 80°F (10° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Juncea Air Plant
Other Name(s): Air Plant
Scientific Name: Tillandsia juncea
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
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

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