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This post comes courtesy of Mari from Houseplant Central, who was kind enough to share her air plant expertise with us. Be sure to stop by her website to say hello and check out all of her indoor planting tips and guides. Air plants from the genus Tillandsia are immensely popular and it’s easy to see why. They make the perfect novelty plant with their strange growth habits and unusual shapes. Unfortunately, what makes air…

Air plants are a unique breed and super handy for anyone who finds they have a real knack for killing plants. These hardy things survive a range of conditions. As the name suggests, they need air, but they’ll need a bit more than that to flourish, bloom and produce pups (little baby plants). Consider this your absolute reference guide for all things air plants, because covered here, you’ll learn about… Why these sturdy plants hands-down…

You’ve gotten yourself a few no-hassle air plants, and now you’re curious about how fast they grow. People often misunderstand their growth and care due to their nickname (they do need more than just air to survive, and they won’t always stay as those cute little decor objects). While there are variations in species, in general, air plants grow very slowly. As they mature, they will blossom then die off, making way for their pups…

It’s super easy to learn how to care for an air plant. In fact, the number of things you ‘need’ to remember can be counted on one hand. Lighting Water Temperature Air Circulation Fertilization That’s for regular weekly/monthly care for tillandsias, which is the botanical name for air plants, but who uses them? Didn’t think so. It’s like everything else though, it’s only easy when you know how. Consider the following your cheat-sheet to keep…

Now, don’t you just love your air plant? No doubt having air plants around could help add more color and life to your apartment or garden. This stand-alone plant and exquisite living art piece makes for great decoration at home or as gifts for loved ones. Are you getting worried about air plant leaves drying up? How often an air plant needs water? The extent of sunlight or the illumination needs of an air plant?…

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