How to care for your Air Plant, a guide and explanation!
The latest addition to our wide assortment of fresh flowers and plants are Air Plants!
• Tillandsia •
Now new in our marketplace assortment from our Premium grower Van Dijk Bloemen from the Netherlands
These really cute low-maintenance plants are officially named "Tillandsia" and they have the special ability to live entirely off of nutrients and moisture in the air in their native habitats. How fascinating is that?
When it comes to house plants, air plants are some of the easiest plants to care for and require very little maintenance. They don't even need soil!
That's one of the main reasons why they are perfect for hanging decoration. You can put them on a little stand, leave them hanging from a decoration hanger, or incorporate them in your floral designs. Either way air plants are a nice green addition to brighten any setting regardless of the season.
Although the plant doesn't grow in soil, it does have roots. He just uses these roots to cling to objects or attach themselves rather than utilize them to absorb nutrients.
In these couple of simple steps, you will become an air plant master! 🌿
1. Hydrate! Hydrate!
Once a week, dunk them in a container large enough to fully submerge your air plant and just let them sit there. Let them bathe for a couple of hours or so. Or even easier, let them sleep on it and leave them in water overnight.
2. Shake it off!
After they are soaked, the plant needs to fully dry! Shake off some excess water and let him air dry. make sure that he has enough space around him to breathe. If you let him dry in an almost-closed decoration glass, which is sometimes used to hang them, it can be that your air plant gets moldy.
3. Sunbathing is essential, but be aware, not too much!
When you give the Tillandsia some (morning) direct sunlight he will be super happy! But make sure you don't let him bake all day. We wouldn't like that either, would we?
If the tips are getting too dry, it might be a sign that your plant is sunbathing just a little too much and needs a little less direct sunlight.
We have a lot of different Air Plant species waiting for you in our marketplace!
4. Breathe in, breathe out.
Glass terrariums are super decorative and look great but be aware, the air plant needs air circulation as well! Make sure your plant has enough space to breath in fresh air.
A perfect way to keep your Tillandsia hydrated during the week is to give him some spray misting. Keep track of the weather, just like us they like more water when it's hot and dry outside and need less watering when it's cold and damp.
💧 When your air plant is getting a little too thirsty or dried out the leaves will slightly curl inwards.
☀️ Originally air plants come from warmer tropical climates, so they will appreciate a nice warm temperature spot in your home as well.
🌎 USDA Zones: 10-11
📆 Peak Season: Year-round
Will founded iBuyFlowers.com in September 2016. His dad was a lily grower in The Netherlands, so he has been surrounded by flowers for as long as he can remember. Will: "My mission is to facilitate the florist shops, wedding & event planners with only 100% Farm Fresh Flowers direct from our 40+ farms. We proudly now serve over 1000+ US florists, wedding and event planners!"