Air Plant Info


Air Plants, also known as Tillandsia's, are beautiful little plants that are very easy to grow. With the flexibility to use the Air Plant without soil and minimal water, the Air Plant is an easy choice for an easy-to-maintain plant. 

 

Origin

Tillandsia's are native to the forests, mountain, and deserts of Central and South America. Including parts of the southern United States. 

Most tillandsia's are epiphytes which means they normally grow without soil. Generally, the thinner leaves are from rainy areas while the thicker leaves are found on tillandsia's in dry areas. 

There are over 500 different species of Tillandsia's. 

 

Description

Commonly known as Air Plants, the plant uses trichomes on the leaves to help absorb moisture and nutrients.

Air Plants can yield up to 10+ pups. Pups vary in size and will generally mature within a year.

Some Air Plants may bloom flowers. The flowers are generally small but may change colors through the blooming cycle. You may see the Air Plants leaves starting to change color before blooming. (This is called "blushing")

The bad news is that each plant will only flower once in its lifetime. 

Expect the blooming period to last for several weeks to months.  

 

Care

Check our guide to ensure correct care for Air Plants.

CARE GUIDE