All About Air Plants

Dubbed as the new “IT plant” air plants are soil-less, flower-producing wonders. Adding them to your home brings in an air of green whimsy. Great for conversation, home décor, and for lasting beauty. Super easy to care for if you get the mixture right. So, with that being said, here are the basics that you will need to know before you start popping these babies into what have you nots all over your house. Join me as we dive into the world of owning a tilly.

The mistifying story of Air Plant Care

Don’t skimp on the agua: These babies don’t get all their nutrients from the “air” they need water and lots of it. Do not use distilled or softened water. Just don’t. Tap water that has sat long enough for the chlorine to dissipate or bottled water only.

The 2-3 Rule: Mist 2-3 times per week. Soak for 2-3 hours every 2 weeks. Make sure they are completely dry and are not placed in standing water.

Blinded by the light: Fluorescent is good for low light house holds. Bright filtered light is better. Direct sunlight is worst.

Getting the temperature just right: 50 – 90 degrees people. Perfect for your house. Frost will hurt their feelings, so I’d be careful about placing them close to windows during winter.

Be prepared and aware

Take note of how the air plant looks when you receive it or purchase it. I personally won’t buy them from a Walmart or anywhere that someone has glued them to moss. Don’t do that. Moss holds on to water which can cause rot and disease. I see this in stores all the time (smh). If you want quality air plants just go online to Etsy and buy a multipack or else your will be paying triple the cost.

How do you feel about these tilly babies now?

People are LOVING these little guys right now and for good reason. They are SO easy to care for, seriously. Just follow these simple steps and I promise, you won’t have any issues keeping yours alive.

Want one for free?

Interested in purchasing an air plant but maybe you don’t want to spend the money because you think you can’t keep anything alive?

Well, guess what?

I’m going to give one of mine away for free. I’ll even mail it to your house. All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this article.

What kind of comment?

Oh, tell me something like what you would like to read about, ask any questions about your houseplants, or a project you’d like to see me do.

If you just want to say hi, that’s cool too.

Thanks for reading and I hope we get to connect over our love for all things plants! Happy Friday!


Sources:

Mother Nature Network

Market of Choice

Air Plant Blog

 

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Chris Schlueter

    I love air plants, have had mine for 4 years, I keep forgetting to soak them every few weeks and they are still alive! I purchase mine from this gal https://www.airplantcity.com, she has always given me free plants when I order. How old are your plants?
    My home is overflowing this time of year with plants I brought indoors.
    How do you keep all kinds of ivies looking good all winter long? Hard for me to do, for some reason.
    I would love to try one of your airplants 🙂

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  2. Ingrid Turpin ( Murphy)

    Went to school with your Grandma. Would love to try an air plant. My favorite plant right now is my Plumaria. Also known as the Hawaiian lei flower. Thank you for the information on the air plant. I will know how to baby one if I can find one at this time of the year.

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