How can I grow air plants?

AirplantAir plants are so easy to grow. Air plants use their roots for attaching themselves to rocks, trees, shrubs, and the ground. Native to the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, as well as South America, air plants are warm-weather lovers that can thrive even on neglect.

Constant air circulation is necessary to keeping your plant happy.

Air plants need moisture; from seasons that are late spring to mid-autumn, mist daily. In winter, they need mist only once or twice a week. In general, fertilize them weekly.

Air plants that are suited naturally to growing in trees can be lashed against a protected wooden post using translucent fishing monofilament and a bit of sphagnum moss to add extra moisture. Tillandsia species also make fine companions on a planted branch with orchids since they like essentially the same conditions. Hanging air plants are a popular design element.


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