All About Capitata v Domingensis

Capitata v Domingensis

Tillandsia Capitata var Dominican Republic

Tillandsia Capitata v Domingensis also called Capitata var Dominican Republic is one of a few varieties of air plants with a year-round, natural red color. Depending on the amount of light it gets, the color can be green, pink, red, maroon or anywhere in between.

Capitata v Domingensis is a small, compact air plant originating form the Dominican Republic. It has a thinner leaves than other forms of Capitata. The inflorescence is also thinner with violet flowers. Capitatas have soft, recurving leaves and fairly prominent trichomes, giving them a lovely shimmer.

All About Caring for Capitata v Domingensis

These are easy to care for and a great colorful air plant. The red color makes it easy to discern whether or not your air plant is getting enough light. If the red color starts fading to green, it needs more light.

When the air plant is too dry, its leaves will start to fold inwards and the plant will deflate a little. However, it is normal for the lower, older leaves to fold at the base. Once it’s hydrated, the leaves will open and the plant will fill out.

It’s easy to care for and a great colorful air plant for beginners. Read on to learn more about caring for Capitata v Domingensis……

USDA Zone 10-12. Capitata v Domingensis is originally from Dominican Republic.

Water Capitata by soaking for 30 minutes to 4 hours once per week and dry upside down. If water gets caught in the base it will cause rot. Check out our in-depth guide for watering air plants.

Capitata v Dominican Republic normally grows to around 6 inches tall and wide before blooming but can grow to 10 inches wide.

Domingensis needs bright indirect light to induce blushing. It can survive with lower light but will not maintain a red color. Often south and east-facing windows get the best light.

NO SOIL. Soil will kill most air plants.

The ideal humidity is 50% or higher. Capitatas can survive on less but it may need longer soaks if the air is dry.

Air plants are non-toxic and safe for children and pets.

Use an air plant specific fertilizer or dilute orchid fertilizer. The ideal ratio for Tillandsia is 16-9-25.

Propagate from pups and seeds.

Tillandsia Capitata v Domingensis

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