I recently got an air plant and I wanted to share how cool these plants are! Air Plants improve the air quality of your house and are a very simple way to decorate – there are limitless display options! They are also resistant to pests and disease!
Air Plants, or Tillandsia, are from the orchid family. Despite their name they do not just live on air, they need water! They also need sunlight but it cannot be direct sunlight as that will kill an air plant. If your plant’s leaves look silver it is probably time to water it. To take care of an Air Plant you must submerge it in water about once weekly for about 30mins. Then you must allow it to completely dry on a dry surface before you return it to its normal spot.
I was attracted to the uniqueness of this plant and its beautiful bloom. However, air plants usually only bloom once in their lifetime. They are relatively simple to care for and are quite forgiving.
Ensure that when your air plant is blooming that you do not submerge the bloom in the water!
The roots on an air plant are not used to soak up water like a normal plant. Instead they are actually used to anchor onto a tree or rock in its natural environment. An air plant absorbs all its nutrients and moisture through its leaves.