Air Plants

Air plants, also known as Tillandsia, grow on other plants but are not considered parasitic as they obtain water and nutrients from their surrounding environment. Part of their appeal is that Air Plants do not require soil or a pot. These plants can survive for long periods of drought but will not thrive (and will eventually die) if water is too scarce. Air plants are becoming increasingly popular due to their small size and amazing versatility.

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  • Bright, indirect sunlight
  • More than a few hours of hot sun will deplete the plants of their moisture
  • While air plants don’t grow in soil, they definitely NEED to be watered
  • Thorough rinsing under running water or letting them soak in a bath of water for 20-30 minutes
  • Air plants will do best in generally warm conditions
  • Create a unique design element by mounting the plants to a board, tile, or other objects
  • Add an interesting touch to a gallery wall, tablescape or modern arrangement