Tillandsia Capitata Blood Orange
Tillandsia Capitata Blood Orange
Tillandsia Capitata Blood Orange
Tillandsia Capitata Blood Orange
Tillandsia Capitata Blood Orange
Tillandsia Capitata Blood Orange

*Air plant only, cholla pot sold separately

Tillandsia capitata Blood Orange, a native to Mexico, belongs to the Bromeliaceae family. It is one of the tallest Tillandsias growing to about 24 inches tall. Its unique feature is its orange-red blush just before blooming into purple flowers. There is no specific blooming season or time for this aerial air plant. The winter-dormant plant is slow-growing and thrives well under bright indirect light. 

Growth Rate

Tillandsia capitata Blood Orange is a slow-growing aerial plant.


The tillandsia has a distinctive, vibrant reddish-orange blush just before blooming into purple flowers. It can bloom at any time or in any season.

Watering and Feeding

An important feature of Tillandsia capitata care is that it must be submerged or misted at least thrice a week. When submerging, do so for twenty minutes or more. Ensure to use rainwater or fertilized tapwater.


Air plants do not need soil for growth. They attach to tree barks, wood, etc., and look great in glass bowls, terrariums, and other ornamental decorations.


This charming air plant is not frost-hardy and grows well in hardiness zones 9 to 11.


It loves bright indirect light. Ensure to place it under the shade of taller trees and foliage. 


Offsets or pups at the plant base are the best ways to grow Tillandsia capitata.

The Tillandsia capitata Blood Orange is an extremely attractive aerial plant. Pick the best quality air plants online from Planet Desert.


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Tillandsia Capitata Blood Orange

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Regular price$ 8.99
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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.



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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