Tillandsia care (Air plants) is not difficult, and growing these rewarding and fascinating plants is well worth the effort.
Air Plant care is based around adequate moisture, light, air circulation and fertilizer just like most plants.
We provide a brief guide and simple instructions on how to care for your tillandsia or 'air plants'.
Growing Conditions for Tillandsia
Watering Air Plants
Air plants like to sprayed with a misting spray 2-3 times a week. If they become really dry they can even be soaked in clean water for an hour or two. Many growers give air plants a good soaking every two weeks. Avoid soaking flowering plants unless you want to risk flower loss.
Light requirements for air plants
Air plants like bright light but not hot direct sunlight. Plants that are fading in colour usually need more light.
Temperature for Air Plants
With so many species it is a little difficult to be exact, air plants are fairly tolerant of temperature.
Fertilising Air Plants
Like all plants air plants require nutrients to flourish, a dilute (1/4 strength) low copper liquid fertiliser once every 2 months should do the job.
Popular species include: Tillandsia usneoides, tillandsia recurvata, tillandsia florida, tillandsia bulbosa and tillandsia cyanea. Tillandsia crocata is a perfumed species.