Air Plant Basics

Like succulents, air plants are awesome sauce for those of us with black thumbs of death. Air plants kind of look like little green tarantulas, but they come in tons of amazing textures, colors, and blooms! Here are a few tips to keep yours from biting the dust.

Air plants thrive in tropical regions so they’ve adapted to light that mimics sunlight that’s been filtered through tree canopies. Set your plants up near a window to ensure they get plenty of bright light. If you have an East facing window, that’s even better. If you normally have your plants in a low-light area, set them by the window for a day or two so they get their healthy dose of sunshine. Check out our Pinterest page for display ideas.

As we said earlier, air plants are super low maintenance. They just need enough water to avoid getting crispy. There are two ways to water these cuties; misting and soaking. If you know you won’t have time to soak them, you can mist them a bit to ensure they’ll survive until their next bath. Soaking is the easiest method. Simply fill up the sink or a bowl and plop in your plants. Let them soak for around 15-30 minutes once a week. After soaking, gently shake off any excess water and you’re done.

That’s it! Stop by the Greenhouse to check out our air plant selection!