We just got the absolutely coolest shipment of air plants that I have ever had the pleasure of laying my eyes on. Seriously. You might think I’m over exaggerating but hopefully the pictures below will convice you otherwise. (Once again my coworkers had to physically restrain me from taking every last one of them home with me).
Air Plants are great for adding a little green to your house. They are also great for people who travel and for people who just don’t have the time or energy for high maintenance house plants. Air plants grow without soil. They are able to absorb everything they need through the air into their leaves. They are found natively in Latin American growing on rocks and in trees. They produce colorful blooms which will turn into an off shoot or baby air plant when it is done blooming.
Taking Care of Your Air Plant
Place your air plant in an area where it will get bright filtered light (within 6 feet of a window is a good spot). Do not place it in direct sunlight, as it can get sunburned.
Water two to three times per week. The easiest way to accomplish this is to soak your airplant in a dish or glass of clean water. You can submerge the entire plant for one to three hours. If the plant is blooming only submerge the roots or foliage (not the bloom). It is almost impossible to over water an air plant. Rest assured if you need to travel out of town your air plant can survive for several weeks without water.
Catch the next blog for how to docorate or use your air plants.