Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Madeline's Tip: How to Grow Air Plants

Air plants also known as Tilandsia are unique plants in the fact that they do not need soil to survive or grow. Though they don't require as much care as some other house plants they do have some requirements to survive and thrive. Below I have outlined general guidelines to care for your air plants.
  • Protect them from frost
  • Give them bright, filtered light
  • Provide minimal watering
If your home has dry air and lots of light the plants will need to be submerged in water for 2 to 3 hours every two weeks.  If your home has shade and more moisture in the air you can use a soaking mist once or twice a week in the summer, once a month in the cooler months.

For more in depth information about how to care for your air plants click {here}

Flowers by Madeline Trait
Photo by Aurora Meneghello

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