Air plants, or Tillandsia, are rare, beautiful plants that grow without soil! These easy-care plants are the perfect no-frills, natural aesthetic, and they’re nearly effortless to grow. Set them in a hanging bowl or terrarium, on your coffee table, or in little glass dishes on your windowsill, and watch as they grow – soaking up all the nutrients they need from the air.
- Set in partial to full sunlight
- Mist every 2-3 days with water
- Soak once a week for ~15-30 minutes, shaking off the excess water afterward
Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Pro tip: Your air plant should be able to dry fully in less than 3 hours after it’s been soaked. If it’s still wet after 3 hours, it may start to rot (no bueno!). Try placing the plant in a brighter spot with more air circulation to facilitate faster drying if needed.
In our most recent box, we shipped two California-grown air plants: the elegant and vibrant Melanocrater Tricolor and the curling, lightly fuzzy Capitata Peach, along with care instructions for each. Here are the specific care instructions for each:
- Beautiful air plant with wide, flat leaves that curve outward from its stem
- Leaves are a silvery green that blush shades of peach and pink when it blooms
- Loves partial to full sunlight
- Mist every couple days and soak in water once a week for 15 minutes, or up to an hour in summertime
- Blooms bright purple flowers once a year
- Central America native with waxy, thin leaves that resemble pine needles
- Named “tricolor” because it will blush shades of dark red and purple in bright sunlight
- Tolerates partial sunlight but prefers a day’s worth of full sun
- Soak in water once a week for about 15 minutes, or up to an hour in summertime
- Blooms pretty purple flowers once a year
Questions about your air plants or succulents? We’re here! Just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.