How to Water Air Plants is always the famous question with these beauties! These Easy to Care For, Hardy Little Plants that Thrive on The Air We Breathe…the Air Plant. Spikey, Flowy, Pokey, Wispy, Mystical, Easy, and Yes Sometimes even Fuzzy are just a few of the many descriptive ways that come to mind when gazing at these beautiful simple little plants that thrive in the air we breathe! I’m happy to share my method of how to water air plants and little tid-bits about these unique plants.
I don’t know about you, but the moment I set eyes on these lovely little plants, I was captivated by their intriguing ways. First one I saw was perched within a glass globe. No dirt, No Sand, No Nothing! That’s right, it was simply enjoying the air within the little glass globe…but surely it would be hard to care for? Surely it couldn’t be that simple to just place it within a little glass globe…or could it? I’ve created a simple basic care guide of a few of my Favorite Types of Air Plants in the Tillandsia Family.
How to Water Air Plants Below
PLANT FAMILY: A type of Air Plant in the Tillandsia Family, which is part of the Bromelaid Family unlike the Bromelaid, they do not live in soil, they thrive on air.
PLACEMENT: placement of your Air Plant can be almost anything your heart can imagine from shells, wood, glass globes, macrame, roots, drifwood, teacups, vases, and the list goes on! *Do Not Seal Their Container *I LOVE finding thrift-store display holders for my air plants
LIGHT: Air Plants thrive on bright indirect sunlight
WATER: water Air Plants by soaking in filtered water once a week for 1hr & thoroughly air dry on a paper towel before returning to placement. May require misting in between waterings. (more details below)
AIR: air circulation is very important for your Air Plants.
TEMPS: Air Plants enjoy warm typical home temps of 60-70 degrees
DEAD ENDS: Once in a while your air plant may have dry dark dead ends, simply trim the dead ends off like you would on your own hair!
PROPAGATION: Air Plants produce their own pups! Stay tuned for my upcoming blog on Air Plant Pup Propagation.