Image by Sarah Bronske

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR AIR PLANT

Air plants are epiphytes, meaning that in nature they grow on other plants, usually on tree branches however they do not use these plants as a host.  Instead they live harmoniously and cause them no harm.  There are a vast array of species of air plants.


Did you know that almost all air plant species produce attractive flowers?!

Most bloom when fertilized in Spring and Summer.

Air plants’  leaves have trichomes which consume water.  NO soil is required for these cuties!!! Don’t let that scare you.  Air plants are super hardy.  They like their water misted (like with a squirt bottle) four times a week.  Make sure not to over water them, they will rot. 

These plants prefer indirect sunlight.  Too much sun will fry them and dry them out.  That is why they make the perfect houseplants.

Sometimes these cuties also need baths.  Yes, Baths.  Who doesn’t?  They don't stink lol don't worry, but if you do notice your little friend drying at the tips, it Amy be time for a good soak.  Fill a small bowl with rain water.  Put your air plant in the water for about 10 minutes.  When you take it out, shake off the excess water.  No towel needed.  

 
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AIR PLANT CARE

Here is the tool that will set you free....

yup...its that easy!

Here is a link - and this is just one kind of squirt bottle, there are millions that'll do the job!