Commonly known as air plants, they are found from jungle and rain forest to arid desert environments. These hearty, low maintenance plants use their root systems to attach themselves to trees or rocks and absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves. Loose tillandsias are perfect for DIY projects, corks, seashells, terrariums and more. Varieties included are based on availability.
• Width is 2 – 3 inches; Height is 3 – 4 inches
• Easy care, low maintenance
• Plants can thrive under artificial light.
TILLANDSIA AIRPLANT CARE.
Tillandsias, also known by their common name air plants, are the coolest members of the bromeliad family. They can survive on their own without being planted in soil. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need some TLC every now and then.
Do Tillandsias need water. These plants don’t live entirely on air. They hail from a hot, rainy environment and still need plenty of moisture to thrive. There are a variety of acceptable methods for watering your Tillandsias. You can give them a thorough rinsing under running water, soak them in a water bath for 20 – 30 minutes, or heavily mist them with a spray bottle – whatever is easiest for you. Be sure to shake off any excess water from the base and leaves and set them in a place with enough air circulation that will allow them to dry fully in a few hours. This routine should take place about two to three times per week, but Tillandsias are very forgiving so don’t stress about their watering schedule. They’ll be totally fine for a week or more if you’re going on vacation. Just give them a longer soak (about two hours) when you return.
Do they need light. Tillandsias like bright, filtered light and can even thrive under artificial fluorescent lighting. We recommend keeping them out of direct sunlight as it will cause them to lose moisture too quickly.
The USDA Hardiness Zone Map divides North America into 11 separate zones; each zone is 10°F warmer (or colder) in an average winter than the adjacent zone. To find your USDA Hardiness Zone, use the map above or enter your zip code here: USDA Hardiness Zone Finder.