July 11th, 2022
Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Tillandsia, commonly known as Airplants. Tillandsia is a genus of 650 species of evergreen and perennial flowering plants which are part of the Bromeliad or Bromeliaceae plant family. Yes, you heard that right, the same family as Bromeliads. Airplants are native to Northern Mexico, the South-Eastern United States, Mesoamerica, and the Caribbean to mid Argentina. Airplants get their name because of their peculiar way of living. In their native habitat, you will see them growing on trees, branches, bark, and bare rocks. Air plants are epiphytes which are plants that derive their moisture and nutrients form the air and rain and usually grow on another plant, however are not parasitic. This is a great plant for beginners or if you are looking for a cool plant with minimal care required.
Let’s talk about care. When it comes to light, Airplants they are going to like medium, indirect light which mimicks their natural environment under tree canopies. Direct light will scorch this plant as they do have somewhat delicate leaves. Airplants do require watering when used as an indoor plant. But wait, there’s no soil! Simply submerge your plant in distilled water for 10-20 minutes every 1-2 weeks. After soaking your plant, allow to dry before placing it in a vessel. Airplants love to be misted to increase humidity. Grab a Continuous Spray Bottle for extra misting ease.
Airplants are vast and diverse, available in many sizes, shapes and color. If you’re lucky, your Airplant will award you with a gorgeous bright bloom and even a small pup to propagate.
Tillandsia is available in greenhouse in many different shapes and sizes. If you have additional questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us - firstname.lastname@example.org