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Stricta Air Plant

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  • Rare Air Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • No Soil Required
  • Mature Height 6-12 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Tillandsia stricta is the most common air plant sold. It grows so easily that it is a gateway plant for people who never thought they would be house plant growers. The gray-green coloring of the long foliage is a lovely addition to terrariums and open-container displays. Stricta Air Plant will bloom when it reaches full maturity. Sadly this also means that the plant will die soon.

Best Locations For Growing Stricta Air Plant

Stricta Air Plant will grow happily anywhere in the house where it can receive good airflow and humidity. Bathrooms and kitchens are the best situations if they have high enough light levels. There is no need to pot this plant, and it will move from location to location happily without losing leaves or slowing growth.

Stricta Air Plant Sunlight Requirements

Direct light or filtered bright light is what Stricta prefers. Lower light levels are tolerated for short periods. Direct light from a south-facing window may be too intense and cause the leaves to burn.

Stricta Air Plant Care

Air Plants do not require soil to get nutrients or anchor their roots. These plants filter the air for nutrients and moisture and will happily hang from other plants as added decoration or to give your room a feeling of the jungle. Tillandsia will produce pups or plantlets regularly. These pups can be left attached to the mother to form large masses, or they can be separated to be used on their own. When the pup is big enough to handle, gently twist the whole plant away from the mother to separate them.

Watering Stricta Air Plant

Rainwater, spring water, or filtered tap water is best for watering. Tap water should sit for 24 hours to dissipate the chlorine. Once a week, fill a sink or basin with room temperature water and submerge the whole plant for 30 minutes. Let the Air Plant drain upside down for 2 hours before returning it to its regular home. Mist Air Plants with distilled water every other day to increase humidity levels.

Feeding Stricta Air Plant

Air Plants do not need supplemental fertilizing and can get the nutrients they need from the air.

Stricta 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: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 6-12 inches
Mature Spread: 3-6 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple, Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Blue, Purple, and Even Yellow
Fragrant:
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Silver and Light Green
Temperature: 50° - 90°F (10° - 32°C)
Humidity: Thrives In Humidity
Common Name: Stricta Air Plant
Other Name(s): Upright Air Plant, Strict Tillandsia, Erect Tillandasia
Scientific Name: Tillandsia stricta
Plant Type: House Plant
SKU:
Air_Stricta

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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