Tillandsia Aeranthos giant
Tillandsia Aeranthos giant
Tillandsia Aeranthos giant
Tillandsia Aeranthos giant
Tillandsia Aeranthos giant
Tillandsia Aeranthos giant

*Air plant only, cholla pot sold separately

Tillandsia aeranthos, known by its common name Flower of the Air, is a native to Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. A member of the Bromeliaceae family, Tillandsia aeranthos purple has charismatic dense green foliage with stiff, scaly green leaves. The plant grows between 9 and 12 inches, with the leaves growing upward as a cone, eventually branching out due to its caulescent growth. The Houston purple air plant is winter dormant, blooming any time of the year. It is a slow-growing air plant with pink and purple flowers borne on multiple inflorescences and grows heartily in bright, shaded, or indirect sunlight.

Growth Rate

The purple tillandsia is a slow-growing air plant.


Tillandsia aeranthos can bloom throughout the year. This air plant with purple flowers has an inflorescence sprouting with multiple purple petaled flowers.

Watering and Feeding

The best Tillandsia aeranthos care is to mist the plant at least twice and a maximum of four times weekly. In drier climates, the misting can be a daily routine. The leaves should be wet thoroughly, and you should preferably use tap water or rainwater. You can alternately submerge the purple air plant in water for about twenty minutes but ensure that it dries up fast and well. Or the plant will rot to death! Besides, a low-copper liquid fertilizer is good once a month.


No soil requirement is needed for Tillandsia aeranthos mini purple plant.


It needs protection from frost growing well in hardiness zones 9 to 11. 


Give your purple air plant enough bright sun but shaded and indirect.


Pups are the easiest way to propagate the Flower of the Air plant.

The Tillandsia purple flowers lend a gorgeous look to the plant that radiates to cover the entire space where it is placed. Your plant bears numerous offsets that are perfect for gifting or propagation.

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Just Like the Picture

Plant that arrived is absolutely perfect! Not a single dead or brown spot on it. It looks picture perfect just like it came out of a magazine!

Peter T.
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Picture Perfect

A new fascination with air plants is beginning! This one is just like the photo, silvery, stout, not a bad spot on it, and ready to go in the cute new Fuzzy Pot I also purchased. Very pleased!

Kevin B.
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Bigger than expected

Arrived packed neatly.

Tillandsia Aeranthos giant

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

*PLEASE NOTE- If you are ordering both CACTI/SUCCULENTS and HOUSEPLANTS, you will need to purchase BOTH heat packs above to your cart.


($50 Promo not valid for Houseplant heat packs)

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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