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About Air Plant

Tillandsia is either epiphytic (tree-dwelling) or lithophytic (rock-dwelling). In general, they have alternating stiff or leathery strap-shaped leaves. Leaves color varies from silver to shades of green blushed with other bright colors. Leave texture is soft.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height4 inch (10 cm)
Plant Spread 2 inch (5 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Air plant
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 20 cm
Flower Colour Not defined
Bloom Time Not defined
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • They can survive with water misting and the occasional bath.
  • Provided the atmosphere should not too dry.
  • Use a soaking mist once or twice a week in summer and once a fortnight in cooler weather.
  • Keep in bright indirect sunlight.
  • Need (at minimum) to submerge the plant in water for 2-3 hours about every two weeks.
  • Spray the fertilizer on the whole plant.

    Air Plant care

    Air plants attach themselves to rocks, trees, shrubs, or the ground with their roots. Tillandsias are not requiring any soil or such planting medium. Shells, the piece of bark, or any other object should be used for the mounting the air plant. It can absorb the moisture and nutrient from the air.

    Sunlight Partial sunlight, Partial shade
    Watering Average water
    Soil Not required
    Temperature 20 to 30 degree C
    Fertilizer Spray organic fertilizer.

    Air Plant special feature

    Air Plants get the majority of their nutrients from the air.

    Air Plant uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant is used for the ornamental purpose

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Do air plants grow bigger?

    Yes, Air plant will grow bigger but at a very slow speed. The size will vary with variety and species. However, they will not grow much bigger like shrubs or trees.

    Can air plants live in low light?

    Air plants can live in a natural indirect or artificial bright light.

    Do air plants flower?

    Yes, Air plants are flowering plants.

    When to water air plants?

    Air plants love moist and humid air around them. Spray water on them once in a week or twice a week in summer months. You can also soak them in water for 5 min once a week, but make sure to let all the water drain out.

    Where do air plants grow naturally?

    Air plants are native to West indies, Mexico, and much of Central and South America. Air plants grow naturally in tree trunks, mostly in rain forests. They generally grow at the joints of two tree branches where they can get sufficient rain water for their growth.

    Can air plants be in direct sunlight?

    No, grow your Air plants in indirect bright light and protect from direct sunlight.

    Is air plant a succulent?

    No, Air plants are not succulents.

    Can air plants live in water?

    Air plants require water for its growth and high humidity but they can not live in water.

    How do air plants reproduce?

    Air plants reproduce through seeds and offsets/pups.

    Are air plants real?

    Yes, Air plants are real growing plants.

    How often should air plants be watered?

    Air plants should be watered once a week or twice a week during summer. However, it also depends on the local climatic conditions.

    Are air plants toxic?

    No, Air plants are not toxic.

    Does air plant need water?

    Yes, Air plants require water for their growth. Soak or mist them weekly or twice a week.

    Do air plants have roots?

    Yes, Air plants do have roots.

    Where do air plants grow?

    Air plants can grow at any cool spot with high humidity, and receiving indirect bright light.

    Are air plants bromeliads?

    No they are not Bromeliads.

    Can air plants die?

    Yes, they can die if care is neglected for long.

    Can air plants grow in soil?

    They do not require soil for their growth.Air plants can absorb moisture and nutrients through trichome on their leaves.

    When do air plants bloom?

    Air plant blooming depends on the growing environment, type and age of the plant. As Air plant bloom only once during their lifetime they are particular about investing their energy for blooming.

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