Tillandsia Neglecta
Tillandsia Neglecta
Tillandsia Neglecta
Tillandsia Neglecta
Tillandsia Neglecta
Tillandsia Neglecta
Tillandsia Neglecta

*Air plant only, cholla pot sold separately

Tillandsia neglecta, a member of the Bromeliaceae family, is one of the smallest air plants. Even the Tillandsia neglecta giant is not more than a few inches, between 3 and 5 inches. The Rio de Janeiro native is mostly found on rock and cliff surfaces. The lettuce-like bright green leaves are pretty hard with a spiky appearance. The leaves grow in clumps, and as the plant matures, the foliage forms the shape of ‘O’. Winter is usually the dormant season. This slow-growing air plant loves bright, indirect light, and during the blooming time, a pink spike of inflorescence marked by mauve-colored non-tubular flowers shows up.

Growth Rate
Neglecta is quite a slow-growing air plant.

This plant can bloom any time of the year when a pink inflorescence with mauve flowers shows up.

Watering and Feeding
The Neglecta air plant needs average humidity levels. When it rains, take the plant outdoors. This plant needs to be misted or submerged twice a week during the hot season and weekly once during the cold season. Good aeration is a must for it. It must be dried almost immediately after wetting.

The Tillandsia neglecta is an air plant and thus, does not need soil. The plant is usually mounted, glued, suspended, or wired to varied solid substrates.

This Tillandsia plant variety grows well in hardiness zones 10 and above. The plant is not frost-hardy and cannot tolerate temperatures less than 28.4° F (-2° C).

Tillandsia neglecta prefers bright light but shaded or indirect.

Pups at the base of the stem help propagate this air plant.

The small caulescent epiphyte, Tillandsia neglecta, is truly a collector’s pride. The dark-green foliage with dense tufts is slow-growing but grows heartily with minimal care.

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Kimberly K.
United States United States

This Tillandsia wasn't Neglected!

Ordered Neglecta and Xerographica. Package arrived faster than expected. Both plants are gorgeous too. This is my second buy from Planet Desert and I have been more than happy both times.

Tillandsia Neglecta

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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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