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Air Plant Care: How to Tend, Fertilize, and Water Tillandsia

Air plants are fun to grow, but they do have specific needs when it comes to their care. These air plant care tips share everything you need to know.

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Water your Air Plants the RIGHT way!

Despite their name, air plants cannot survive on air alone- Tillandsia require proper watering and sunlight to thrive. Learn how to water air plants here.

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Avoid Soaking These Air Plant Varieties

While most air plants do well with 15-30 minute soaks once a week, there are some air plants that actually would prefer to be misted or dunked rather than soaked. Whether you should soak or dunk your plants is something that you will want to keep in mind when caring for your plants, and will help your air plants live long healthy lives. ************************************************************************************************* A good rule to follow is most air plants that have an abundance of trichomes (xeric plants) should often be dunked or misted, while plants with bright green leaves and less trichomes ( mesic plants) prefer to be soaked once a week. You can learn more about the difference between Xeric and Mesic plants in our blog post Mesic Vs Xeric Air Plants. There is an exception to this rule though, air plants with bulbous bases, even those with bright green smooth leaves, often should not be soaked for long periods of time either. Water can get trapped in their bulbous bases and could cause the plants to rot from the inside out. Xerographica Xerographica air plants should be dunked or sprayed rather than soaked. These plants are considered xeric, and come from dry regions. These plants can withstand less water and more sun. We recommend dunking a xerographica in a bowl or bucket of water and then shaking it gently to allow the water to fall from its leaves. Let dry upside down to ensure water doesn't get trapped in its leaves. Tectorum Ecuador Characterized by abundantly fuzzy leaves, the Tillandsia tectorum is an air plant that you will not want to soak. The ample trichomes that the tectorum has on its leaves help it absorb moisture from the air. These plants are naturally found in arid regions of Ecuador and Peru, and have adapted to live without much moisture. We recommend misting these guys every other week or so depending on how hot and dry your climate is. These also prefer bright light and good air flow. Bulbous Air Plants Bulbous air plants are unique in that they have what are called

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Ansel & Ivy Air-Purifying Plants

Shop Ansel & Ivy's curated selection of potted plants, all online. Free shipping on orders $100+. For every plant we sell, we plant a tree in return.

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How To Water Air Plants: The Right Way To Keep Your Air Plant Alive

Considering you’re a beginner, you might be wondering about how to water air plants. If so, read on to discover everything you need to know about watering these beauties.

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26 Most Beautiful Air Plant Varieties

Learn about 26 Types of Air Plant Varieties that are most beautiful & colorful, and surprisingly low maintenance!

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Top Tips to Fertilize an Air Plant+Homemade Air Plant Fertilizer

If you know How to Fertilize an Air Plant correctly, it is very easy to maintain them. Here are some of the best ways you can do it!

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29 Best air purifying plants from NASA clean air study

Below is the list of 29 best air purifying plants from NASA clean air study, test results of the study led by NASA researcher Dr. B. C. Wolverton have proven most authentic and widely accepted all over the world.

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20 + Pictures of Mini Vertical Garden Ideas with Air Plants

These Mini Vertical Garden Ideas with Air Plants are great for small spaces and you can use them creatively to decorate the walls of your home!

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How To Propagate Air Plants

Let's talk about making babies - air plant babies, that is! Tillandsia, commonly known as air plants, are very slow to grow from seed so propagation tends to be the preferred method of growing air plants for most Tillandsia nurseries. Here at Air Plant Design Studio, we rely on propagation to increase our air plant supply and produce some incredibly healthy Tillandsia specimens. Check out the size of this Tillandsia streptophylla pup that we recently separated from a giant momma plant – so healthy and happy! Once an air plant has gone through the bloom cycle, it will produce offsets, or “pups” with the proper conditions. Depending on the Tillandsia species, the offsets will grow in different ways, with some air plants producing pups around the base or root system, and others sprouting them from underneath one of but it actually is serving as protection for the young Tillandsia pup that has sprouted beneath it. On average, air plants will create 1 to 3 pups after the blooming process. Some varieties can product many, many more. Separating Pups from the mother plant: You can gently remove offsets from the mother plant when they grow to be about 1/3 the size of the mother. The pup will then continue through its own lifecycle, with proper conditions and care, growing larger and eventually blooming itself and producing its own offsets. To remove a pup, gently pull on the base of the pup while supporting the mother plant. An offset that is ready to be removed should separate easily without damage to mother or baby, so if you have to use too much force, we recommend leaving it in tact. Forming an air plant clump: If left un-separated from the mother air plant, the offsets will continue to form a “clump” which can grow to be quite impressive. The way that you store them will dictate the formation to an extent; by hanging clumping ionantha air plants, for example, the pups will be allowed to grow 360 degrees and should eventually form a spherical clump. With the right conditions, these air plant clumps can present multiple blooms as the individual pups continue their process through maturity, eventually blooming and continuing to produce their own pups. Encouraging pup production: Air plants product offsets, or pups, normally following the blooming process. All Tillandsia will go through this process at some point in their lifecycle, though some varieties like the xerographica air plant are much slower to bloom and produce pups. In order to thrive through the blooming process and produce offsets, Tillandsia require ample light (the level and intensity that your air plant prefers will vary based on type), water, and air flow. You can also use a fertilizer that is specially formulated for Tillandsia (such as this one) to speed up the blooming process and pup production – but keep in mind that fertilizer should be used in moderation and does not replace proper care or conditions. Have your air plants produced pups? Learn about what happens before an air plant produces pups in our articles about the air plant blooming process, and what happens after the bloom.

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