Plant Care

Air Plant Care-You've Got This!

If you’re someone who has a hard time with keeping plants green and lively, but who also loves having them in your space, then air plants are the answer to all of your worries. 

Air plants (Tillandsia) are low maintenance and will live—and continue to grow—right in your hanger! They need light, and they love south and east-facing windows best of all, as well as humid environments. Bathrooms and kitchens make great homes!

They’re not demanding, so you only need to bathe your air plant in a bowl of room temperature water every 7-10 days or so. I recommend selecting a "bath day" that is the same each week to keep it easy! Let the water sit overnight first, if possible. Let the plant have its time to gather in the water, fully submerging it and letting it soak for a minimum of 30 minutes up to two hours

.After the bath, give your plant a good, but delicate, shake to get the water out, and be sure to dry it upside down for at least an hour. ( colanders and dish drying racks work great!)

Take your air plant out of the hanger to mist it in between its weekly baths if you find it's really quite dry in your home.

That's all! If you want to get fancy, you can add a few drops of orchid or air plant fertilizer to the water bath once a month to promote spring or fall blooms, but this isn't necessary.