All About Air Plants

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Let’s talk about Tillandsia, also known as air plants. These beauties flourish without soil – all nutrients are consumed through the leaves. Pretty neat, huh?

Hundreds of air plant varieties grow on trees, cliffs, and rocks in South and Central America. They can also be found in southern parts of the United States. 

Their sizes and shapes are completely fascinating – I love how each one is packed full of personality. 

All About Air Plants | theanastasiaco.com

All About Air Plants | theanastasiaco.com

How to Care for Air Plants
Light
  • Indoors: Bright, indirect light
  • Outdoors: Bright shade
  • Avoid direct sun
Water
  • Soak once a week for 4-6 hours or thoroughly dunk 2-3 times per week
  • Spray mist between regular waterings, and water more often in hot, dry environments
  • Water less often in cool, humid environments
  • Shake off excess water and allow to dry
Temperature
  • Room temperature
  • 50 – 90° F is ideal
Air
  • Circulation is important
  • Allow to dry completely after watering – air plants won’t survive in standing water

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How to Decorate with Air Plants

You can add a unique, natural element to your décor by placing air plants in pottery, jars, shells, decorative dishes, and much more! Since you don’t need a container for soil, there are so many interesting ways to display them. Check out a few of my favorite ways to enjoy air plants below. They really are nature’s work of art!

How to Decorate with TillandsiaDIY Plant Hangers | Homey Oh My!

How to Decorate with Tillandsia
Wire Baskets | Free People: Bldg 25

How to Decorate with Air PlantsWall Mount | Pistils Nursery 

How to Decorate with Air Plants
Decorative dish | Free People: Bldg 25

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  1. This was a really great post. I am looking to add some live greenery to my apartment and have been looking into succulents but now more air plants. I didn’t know much about them, and appreciate this post and the inspiration you’ve shared. Thank you!! I’ve even pinned the first picture so that when I find my air plants I will have the post for reference ;) ;)

    Much Love!!
    -Stephanie Eva
    http://www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

  2. I adore air plants! I actually think they’re much easier to care for than succulents because you don’t have to check for soil moisture. I’m really hoping to get some tillandsia that bloom!

  3. Shannon says:

    I think these are so cool! I don’t think they would survive in my apartment, though, since we live in a basement. Maybe one day!

  4. Jesse says:

    Hey, thanks for including us in this very well curated feature! We greatly appreciate it.

    All the best,
    Jesse
    Pistils Nursery

  5. These are seriously cool! I want to get some!

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