Capitata Red Air Plant


The Tillandsia capitata red air plant is a large growing air plant, this plant will grow to over 12 inches high and over 15 inches wide! This capitata air plant variety displays bright green leaves that blush a deep red.

This air plant will like bright indirect light, and will enjoy waterings 2-3 times a week in dryer climates.

Current capitata red plants are medium about 7-9 inches tall and starting to blush red.  Picture shows an extra large.

  • 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 3 reviews
My plants from Aug 2019

The Capita ( red ) plant that arrived never seemed to thrive after arrival. The others were ( are ) doing fine, but the first ( rthe capita ) still seems less well off. I soaked each upon arrival and water every 5 or 6 days,... have several other air plants that are doing well in the light they receive. I haven't given up on this one, but it looks like 50/ 50 to make it.

Hi Gary!

Sorry to hear about your capitata red. If you'd like to send some photos to, we'd be happy to take a look and see if we can diagnose what might be going on with it :)

Love it.

This air plant is a good size considering it is labeled as medium. I love the red tinges on the leaves..It’s a beautiful addition to my growing collection.

Hi Carole,

Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy that you like your plant :)

Fantastic color & texture! A great plant for this tray sculpture.

I got 2 Capitata Reds and they are both great plants. In this display, the hole this red filled was left open and I didn't notice it until I put the tray down... and then I thought CAPITATA RED! It provided a nice different color, and shape for this tray that is still needing a title!

Hi Debby,

Thank you for the review and we are so glad that you love your plants. We always appreciate your emails, thanks so much for being a repeat customer!