Air Plants, Tillandsia
A great addition to any desk, college dorm, bathroom sink, etc.
Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae. They are also known as air plants because they are epiphytes and do not need soil for nourishment.
Air plants or Tillandsia, a type of Bromeliad, are tropical and subtropical plants that have adapted to life in trees or other substrates. These plants acquire their moisture and most nutrients from the air and rainfall. If temperatures and hours of sunlight are kept similar to their native habitats, they will display brilliant flowers once a year. LiveTrends has conducted extensive testing to compile a selection of tillandsia for your indoor environment
Tillandsia Plant Care
WATER: Mist plants with water once a week. Plants do not like to sit on a wet base and are sensitive to sitting moisture. Plants will begin to dull in colour if they become overly dry.
LIGHT: Display in medium to bright, indirect sunlight, or in a place, they will receive at least 8 hours of medium to bright artificial light.
TEMPERATURE: 60-80F. Do not expose to extreme temperatures. Keep away from air conditioning or heating vents.
FERTILIZER: Plants will survive without any fertilizing; however, you can mist or soak with a solution of balanced houseplant food at a ¼ recommended strength once a month during the growing season.