- Stunning Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Above Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 3-5 inches
- Pet Safe
The Montana Air Plant, or Tillandsia montana as it is also known, is a stunning air plant with dense pointed foliage. Growing without soil and producing a pink-purple inflorescence and tiny blue flowers, this air plant is great for showing off in a terrarium or attached to a decorative rock or piece of wood. Being tropical, the Montana Air Plant must be kept warm.
Best Locations For Growing Montana Air Plant
The Montana Air Plant will thrive in any room as long as it is kept warm enough and is not placed in strong direct light. Being such an unusual and decorative plant, you’ll want to display the Montana Air Plant where it can be appreciated.
Montana Air Plant Sunlight Requirements
The Montana Air Plant requires bright, but indirect sunlight. Placement near an east- or west-facing window is ideal. However, avoid placing it near a south-facing window that receives strong midday sun.
Montana Air Plant Care
The Montana Air Plant requires a warm environment, away from cold drafts, and thrives at a temperature of 60 - 90 °F. Used to good airflow in its natural habitat, this air plant also requires good ventilation to remain healthy. The pruning requirements are minimal; any brown, dead or broken leaves can simply be removed using a pair of clean and sharp scissors to make a slanted cut.
Watering Montana Air Plant
During the growing season, the Montana Air Plant needs submerging once or twice a week in room-temperature rainwater for up to 30 minutes. After submerging, the air plant must be allowed to dry completely on some paper towels, as any standing water can lead to rotting. In between watering, misting is recommended to increase humidity levels and prevent the plant from drying out. Where possible, avoid using tap water, which may contain harmful chemical compounds.
Feeding Montana Air Plant
Although not required, feeding your Montana Air Plant can help promote blooming. Using Bromeliad or Tillandsia fertilizers as per their instructions is advisable, as over-fertilizing can cause harm to the foliage and plant.
Montana 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: Fast|
|Mature Height: 3-5 inches|
|Mature Spread: 3-4 inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Flower Shade/Description: Pink/White|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Green|
|Temperature: 50° - 80°F (10° - 27°C)|
|Common Name: Montana Air Plant|
|Other Name(s): Montana Thick Leaf|
|Scientific Name: Tillandsia montana|
|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.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
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.