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.
How to Care for Air Plants
- Indoors: Bright, indirect light
- Outdoors: Bright shade
- Avoid direct sun
- 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
- Room temperature
- 50 – 90° F is ideal
- Circulation is important
- Allow to dry completely after watering – air plants won’t survive in standing water
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!
DIY Plant Hangers | Homey Oh My!
Wire Baskets | Free People: Bldg 25
Wall Mount | Pistils Nursery