Three air plants in a natural driftwood setting. The air plants sit on top of the driftwood holder and are not glued. This gorgeous set will bring a relaxing feeling to any room.
Air plants (Tillandsia) are a fascinating contemporary gardening trend. These perennial evergreen plants are one of the easiest to grow species of plants out there. Unlike most plants, air plants don’t require soil, so they can grow almost anywhere. Air plants do not need soil. In fact, soil will cause your air plant to rot and die. They grow in air rather than in soil, and they absorb water through small scales on the surface of the air plant’s leaves. These scales can be rubbed off easily; so don’t handle your air plant any more than necessary. Since air is an important element for your plant’s survival, encourage plenty of air circulation.
Air Plants in Driftwood Holder
Water is an air plant essential. The humid conditions of a bathroom create a favorable environment for your plant. You’ll still need to water your plant, even in the more humid areas of your home. Be prepared to mist your plant two to three times a week to supply the plant with its much-needed moisture. Or you can immerse your air plant in water for a half hour every seven to ten days. Be sure to set your air plant upside down to dry and ensure all the water drains out.
Too much water will cause your plant to rot. Allow your air plant to dry completely before you water the plant again. Watch the leaves for signs of when to water. If they start to dehydrate and curl on the edges, water them.
To meet your air plant’s light needs, a bright southern windowsill with indirect light will be the best location. Southern light will provide the many hours of intense illumination that your air plant will love. Direct light can burn your plant’s leaves, so it should be avoided.