Air plants grow all over the world, including here in the US. They grow on rocks, trees, and use their little roots to attach to their hosts. They actually absorb moisture & nutrients from the air using little tiny pockets in their leaves called trichomes.
Fun fact! Air plants are related to the pineapple, which is part of the Bromeliad family but air plants don’t need soil like their cousins.
You don’t need soil, you can display your air plant anywhere!
They're very adaptable and we have a ton of containers to pick from in the shop.
We have lots of air plant variations to choose from!
How to Care For Your Air Plants
Light: Air plants are happiest with a few hours of bright, indirect light. With too much direct sunlight, air plants are prone to getting fried to a crisp.
Water: Your watering routine will vary depending on your home's climate. If the air in your home is warm and dry, water the air plant at least weekly. On the other hand, if you live in a more humid climate you can likely get away with watering only every-other-week.
There are two methods used to water your air plants. Soaking and misting.
Every 1 to 2 weeks, your air plants will need to take a soak in a bowl of non-chlorinated lukewarm water for 20 minutes up to an hour. Once it's "bath" is finished, be sure to air dry the plant upside-down (bottoms-up!) to prevent the roots from rotting. Then your air plant is ready to return to it's place in your home!
To prolong time between watering, you may mist your air plants.
Fertilizer: Fertilizer helps promote growth and blooming in air plants. After soaking your air plants, mist them completely with air plant fertilizer.
We make an air plant fertilizer in the shop! Our all-natural fertilizer provides your air plants with important micro + macro nutrients they need to thrive during the growing season.
INGREDIENTS: Nitrogen, phosphate, soluble potash, iron, manganese, molybdenum, potassium nitrate, potassium phosphate
Possible Air Plant Problems
Some air plant issues can be caused by over or under watering.
When overwatered, the air plant will become soft, rotten, and discolored. The leaves will begin to fall out from the middle. This could be caused by watering too frequently, and likely due to the air plant not drying out properly after watering.
An underwatered air plant will become brittle and crispy. It may develop brown, dry tips, ad the leaves may curl!
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