Air plants don’t require soil, need only moderate light, and a good soak every once in a while. They are beautiful in terrariums and make a very affordable gift for any occasion and we have a wonderful selection available right now.
Their unique appearance and growth habit make them great conversation starters. They can bring a bit of character and/or whimsy to any room. They are so easy to grow that they are the perfect starter plants for kids and grandchildren.
What are Air Plants? Air plants are Epiphytes. An Epiphyte is a plant that grows on another plant but is not parasitic, such as the numerous ferns, bromeliads, air plants, and orchids growing on tree trunks in tropical rain forests. This would explain why they are so natural looking as accessories on houseplants.
Caring for air plants – Pick a spot with medium to high light, but not direct sunlight. Water is easy – Dunking is the simplest method. Dunk your air plant into a tub of lukewarm water and let soak for 10 minutes once a week, less if protected by humid surroundlings like a glass ball or terrarium. Be aware of the humidity in your home and places such as kitchens and baths can be naturally a bit more humid. Also, be aware that indoor heating in winter can dry them out quickly. A fireplace, stove, or furnace dries the air in your home faster than during other seasons. So plant to adjust your watering schedule of your air plants accordingly.
Decorate & Display Air Plants – Hanging glass globes or teardrops with rock moss and other accessories are a cute way to display your new air plants. They make unusual gifts and ornaments for birthday and holiday celebrations. Air plants can be added to your indoor terrariums or succulent gardens. An elevated display of air plants can be created so they will appear to float above their containers. Air plants are even showing up at weddings for boutonnieres, bouquets, and centerpiece arrangements. One large air plant on a coffee table can create a modern display that is guaranteed to be a conversation starter for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.