Thank you for your purchase and we hope you enjoy your new Tillandsia Air plant. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly if you have any questions about the care of your Air plant In general, Air plants are very easy to care for and will last for years.
Tillandsia plants in general are easy to care for but are not invincible. These plants require sunlight, water, and fresh air, They can thrive indoors or outdoors as long as there is plenty of these elements are available. There are are a few basic factors to consider including type of plant, quality of water, sunlight, and good air flow (or lack there of)
Tillandsias get their nutrients primarily from water absorption. They do not have a root system like traditional plants where nutrients and water is take from the soil. The amount of water is as critical as the quality of water. Chlorinated tap water or distilled water is generally not recommended. Filtered, bottled, or rain water is best.
Soak your plant 1 to 2 times per week for 20 minutes. If your plant is dehydrated (curling of the leaves, white film on leaves) you can soak your plant overnight. Soaking is the preferred method versus using a spray bottle. After watering, take your plant and hold it upside down and shake all of the excess water off. Water that is left inside the base of the pant can lead to plant rot.
Airflow: Airflow is critical to your plant’s survival. If your plant is indoors, give it a day on the patio occasionally or in front of an open window. Do not encase your plant in a cabinet or under glass. The plant will need constant exposure to air.
Light: There are very few tillandsia plants that can withstand direct sunlight. Most prefer filtered light or shade. Interior lights are also sufficient to the health of your plant.
In many cases, the plant you own or the plants we sell are already many years old. Tillandsia only bloom once in their lifetime. After the bloom, the plant will eventually grow “pups” and the mother plant will perish. Look for these “pups” at either the base or center your plant. This process takes place over many years and your plant should thrive if you follow the very easy care instructions.