The plant that needs no soil to grow…read on to see what Air Plants are all about!
Tillandsia, also known as air plants are the perfect plant for those of us with “black thumbs”. No dirt required! Air plants normally grow without soil while attached to other plants in their native habitats of Central and South America as well as in Southern United States and West Indies.
How do they survive?? Through their leaves, of course! Water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves while their roots are mainly used as anchors.
To care for your air plant at home, place in bright but indirect light (You don’t want to sun burn those leaves!). Your air plant will thrive in temperatures from 45-95°F.
Thoroughly mist your Tillandsia 2-3 times per week or soak 15 minutes once per week. You might want to do this more often if the plant will be in a hot, dry environment or less often when located in a cool, humid environment.
Fertilize your air plant monthly during spring, summer and fall. Allowing the plants to rest during the winter months. Any high quality fertilizer at the recommended strength would be sufficient.
Air plants can be displayed in a variety of ways in your home. Not requiring soil, makes them so versatile!
Hang them up high!
Add them to a planter!
Perfect as wall art!
Place them on a pedestal!
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