Air Plant Care

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First things first, congratulations on your new Air Plant!

These low-maintenance plants are the perfect little companions for home, work or school. They require very little up-keep, and are a nice green addition to brighten any setting.

When you first receive your Tillandsia Air Plant, you should soak it overnight, and then allow for it to dry completely before placing it into its new home. My favorite go-to combination is a rimmed baking tray with a cookie cooling rack on top of it, and placing it all in indirect sunlight.

They should not be placed in soil, and they love bright, indirect sunlight, or artificial light, and require good air circulation.

You should water in accordance to the weather. Water/mist/soak more often if it is hot and dry, and less often when it is cold, dark or damp. The best way to care for them is to have an overnight soak once every two weeks. Allow them to dry completely before placing them back into their home, to avoid mold.

A good tell for whether or not they are thirsty is the curvature of the leaves of your Air Plant. They will curl in as they are getting a little too dry.

Their roots are only there for anchoring them as they grow, but are not necessary to maintain, and can be trimmed down without harm to the plant.

If the tips begin to dry out, it is a sign that they might be getting too much direct sunlight or are a little dry. You can also clip the dry tips with clean scissors. You should then remedy the care by moving it out of direct sunlight or increase your watering or misting.

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Congratulations again on your little plant friend!

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