- Low Maintenance
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Above Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 4-5 inches
- Pet Safe
Air plants are intriguing because they grow without soil. Place this plant on a table or a hanger to display the lush foliage, and never worry about whether it’s time to repot. The Kolby Air Plant has tall leaves that taper to a point and are light green with hints of pink at the tips. The pink transitions to red when the plant is ready to flower.
Best Locations For Growing Kolby Air Plant
Any room in the home is a good option for Kolby Air Plant as long as it receives bright indirect light. Air plants prefer high humidity, so opt for a kitchen or bathroom or any room that tends to have more moisture in the air. Areas of low humidity are not a deal breaker but plan to water the plant more often.
Kolby Air Plant Sunlight Requirements
Choose a spot that receives bright to medium indirect light for the Kolby Air Plant. Plants in low light may not thrive.
Kolby Air Plant Care
As epiphytic plants, air plants do not need soil. Airflow is important for air plants. While this plant likes damp conditions, too much water can be problematic and cause rot. Only handle the Kolby Air Plant as needed. You can touch the plant, but overhandling can transfer oils from your skin to the plant’s foliage, which can be harmful.
Watering Kolby Air Plant
There are several ways to water Kolby Air Plants. You can mist the plant as often as daily just to dampen the foliage. Some home gardeners submerge the plant in a bowl of water a couple of times a week, or you can give your air plant a good soak. Fill a container and completely submerge the plant for a couple of hours.
Feeding Kolby Air Plant
Kolby Air Plants are not heavy feeders, but feeding the plant will give it a nutritional boost and encourage it to bloom. Fertilizer Kolby Air Plants by using a diluted fertilizer or a plant food formulated for air plants, and mist or soak the plant.
Kolby 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: High|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 4-5 inches|
|Mature Spread: 1-3 inches|
|Flower Color(s): Orange, Purple, Red|
|Flower Shade/Description: Red, Orange, or Purple|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple|
|Foliage Description: Green with Hints Of Purple|
|Temperature: 50° - 90°F (10° - 32°C)|
|Humidity: Warm Conditions|
|Common Name: Kolby Air Plant|
|Other Name(s): Air Plant|
|Scientific Name: Tillandsia kolby|
|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.