Balbisiana Air Plant

The Tillandsia balbisiana air plant is a bulbous air plant that originates from Mexico and Central America. Its bright green leaves are long and flat and will grow outwards and drape down as this Tillandsia matures. A mesic air plant, the Tillandsia balbisiana will prefer more humid conditions and bright indirect light.

We recommend soaking or spraying this air plant regularly, fully wetting the plant, but making sure that no water sits in or against its bulbous base after watering as this can cause rot.

When in bloom, the Tillandsia balbisiana air plant will produce a red bloom spike with purple and yellow flowers. This air plant looks great mounted or hanging, where its long leaves can cascade down naturally. 

Add the unique Tillandsia balbisiana to your collection of air plants today!

  • Bright to moderate indirect light
  • Water 2-3 times a week depending on        environment and species
  • Good air circulation
  • Temperatures between 50F-95F

For more in depth care instructions for air plants, please check out our air plant care page.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Hi Katherine, I'm sorry to hear that you have been having some issues keeping your air plants alive in Wisconsin. It sounds like they aren't getting quite enough water. Air plants should be soaked at least once a week for around 30 min to an hour, and then allowed to dry for 4 hours or so before putting them back in place. Misting or spraying isn't enough water for most air plants. Also, you should only fertilize your air plants once a month. They could be drying out due to over-fertilization, which can burn the leaves. I hope this helps! If you have any questions please email us at Best, Megan
Best air plants!
Thanks so much Melissa! We are so happy that you love your plants!
Hi Tina, Thank you so much for being a repeat customer! We are so glad that you are happy with your plant! :)
Thank you for the review, Michelle! Hope you love your plants!