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Kolby Air Plant

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$11.99
  • 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
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 4-5 inches
Mature Spread: 1-3 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s):
Flower Shade/Description:
Fragrant:
Foliage Type:
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
SKU:
Air_Kolby

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 Known 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 Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years 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 Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years 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 Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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