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Air Plants Care Guide (tillandsia). These plants are small spiky plants that can live without soil. There are considered a novelty type plant great for indoor decor in a pot or just hanging them in the “Air”.
How to care for air plants
It’s really easy they like to be watered often but watering is different compared to plants in soil. Here are a few tips to help keep your Air Plants looking good all year long.
Air Plant Care
- These plants like lots of sunlight. Place them underneath a skylight or near a bright window. Fluorescent light works well so an office setting is good place for them.
- Keep them away from direct sunlight too much sun can burn then the outer layer of the plant.
- You can mist them thoroughly about 3-4 times per week.
- Place them in a container with water and let them soak for about 15-20 minutes 2 or 3 times per week. Do either 3 or 4, not both.
- Air Plants like temperatures about 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit as often as possible.
- Gently pull off older leaves that are drying out. This will help with new growth.
- Air Plants do not like lots of fertilizer but should be done about 2-3 times per year. Use a good water-soluble fertilizer. Use a couple of drops in a spray bottle or apply it to your container when watering your plant.
- Do not let your plants freeze. Keep them away from.
- Fertilize them with bromeliad or orchid fertilizer. Mix it water and add it to your spray bottle.
- Use bottled or regular water from your faucet.
Where to place your Air Plants?
As mentioned earlier these plants do not like soil but they can be placed in a nice decorative container. Below is a few examples of what you can do with this plant.
Place them near a window or underneath a skylight. Make sure they get good in-direct sunlight.
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