Airplant in Ceramic Hand
Tillandsia; or its nickname air plant may reinforce the idea that it needs no special attention. Air plants live on air, right? Uh, not right! While air plants don’t grow in soil, they definitely NEED to be watered.
Perfect for that spot on your desk or at the office, air plant is pretty easy to care for and doesn’t need soil to survive. It makes it neat and clean to have without having to worry about soil dropping.
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Light: Air plants should be kept where they’ll receive bright, indirect sunlight or under fluorescent home/office lighting. Periods of direct sunlight are just fine, but more than a few hours of hot sun will deplete the plants of their moisture. If your plant will be in a spot with some pretty direct light, try misting them every couple of days to keep them hydrated.
Water: A rule of thumb: water a tillandsia once a week. Fine tune the rule: If the air in your house is particularly dry (air-conditioned), water more often (every five days) and in a humid environment, water every ten days.
Step 1: Fill a basin, bowl, or sink with water and dunk your air plants.
Step 2: After 10 minutes, remove the plants from the water and spread them on a towel to dry.
Step 3: If the plants still seem wet, turn them upside down to shake water out of their bases.
Be particularly careful with bulbous tillandsias (you will recognize them because they have visible bulbs at their bases) because if they get waterlogged, they will rot.
Step 4: On days you don’t water, you can mist tillandsias lightly. You will notice that as they soak up water, air plants will turn a more vivid color of green.
Pet friendly? Yes
- The actual color, size, height and appearance of the plants may vary due to the nature conditions of livestocks. daun.com.my will however, make sure that the plants delivered are healthy and somewhat similar to the image shown on the website the best we can.
- Descriptions and advices on how to take care of the plants are just a guideline to care for your plants. Best care practices are subjected and based on the conditions your environment (e.g. weather, placement of plant andhow much sunlight your plants receives)
- Plants growing under different conditions may vary considerably in characteristics, and there is no guarantee that any given plant will always conform to the known information in the environment in which they will now live.
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