Air Plants: The Nearly Indestructible House Plant

So, you say you've got a black thumb? Try AIr Plants! Air plants can be a fun and unusual addition to your indoor garden. Caring for them is easy!
What makes Air Plants so unusual? They do not need soil to grow. They absorb water and nutrients through their leaves. The roots on the plant are used as anchors only. They can survive for long periods of drought. Plus…they look cool! It’s an instant conversation starer!
Watering
Watering is one of the most important aspects of succeeding with Tillandsias and the most misunderstood. Most people think Air Plants do not need a lot of water, I mean heck, they don’t need soil to survive. They can survive long periods of drought but the lack of water puts them in a dormant state. Proper watering is necessary for air plants!
Light
Air plants like bright indirect light. For the indoors place in front of window, no further than 10 feet away.In the outdoors you can put Tillandsias under a tree, carport, or covered patio. Think of how they grow in nature; under the canopy of trees. They can handle some partial sunlight, but avoid direct sunlight.
Found out more on how to care for Air Plants at The Prudent Garden!
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