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Image by Max Letek
Image by Max Letek


Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, native to the forests, mountains and deserts of northern Mexico and south-eastern United States, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to mid Argentina

Light is an important variable when it comes to keeping your Air Plant healthy. We recommend placing your Air Plant near a window with direct sunlight. Make sure the plant doesn't get too much direct sun though! Too much sun will be harmful to the Air Plant. 


Most Air Plants will be their healthiest with a weekly watering. Air Plants will become dry while in the terrarium and will need to be sprayed with water 1-3 times a week. More often in a hot, dry environment, less often in a cool, humid one.If you see the plants drying out, submerge the Air Plant in a bowl of water upside down up to 30 minutes. Repeat weekly. Adjust watering in different climates.Air Plants can never have too much water. Please make sure to dry the plant completely after the watering as the air plants can die from having water sitting in the center of the plant or at the base. 

Air is an important component of the health of an Air Plant. All Air Plants live off the air and will be healthier in a terrarium that is not enclosed. Place your Air Plant at a distance from your heater or cooler to avoid drying our the plant.
After watering, Air Plants should be given enough light and air circulation to dry in four hours or less. Do not keep the plant constantly wet or moist.

It's normal for Air Plants to grow new leaves. Groom your Air Plant by removing dead or dried leaves. If the tips have dried out, you can cut the dried area off. Keep your Air Plant looking fresh with a monthly grooming. 

Some types of air plants have a blooming once in their life and will live for many years with the appropriate care. Look for a reddish tint when the air plant starts blooming.

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