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Tillandsias (air plants)

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 11:36 AM
 
Air plants, Aerophytes or Tillandsias are members of Bromeliad family. Tillandsia species are epiphytes.Epiphyte plants are well known for their durability. They thrive on trunks and branches of trees high above ground. Their roots have only the purpose of clinging to the bark. They gain all the nutrients through rainwater and moisture in the air. Green Tillandsias thrive in tropical and subtropical climate. They should spend winters in warm (above 15°C) and bright space. Grey and silver white Tillandsias thrive in dry, steppe and mountain regions and should spend winters at temperatures above 8°C. They can spend summers outside on direct sunlight. We spray them daily on sunny days and every 2-3 days in cloudy weather. The parent plant slowly dries up after blossoming but produces several offshoots that grow on in right circumstances. They are resistant to plant diseases.

Caring for your air plants:
 
Tillandsias grow differently than most other house plants, so can be confusing to the beginner. They are really very hardy, and require much less attention than other house plants. The following simplifies the instruction but you can scroll down for much more specific information.

Protect them from frosts 

Most prefer cool night temperatures - below 60 degrees if it can be provided. 

Give them bright, filtered light. 

Provided the atmosphere is not too dry (as in an air-conditioned home) they require relatively little watering. 

If you are growing them indoors and the air is dry, you will need to submerge the plant in water for 2-3 hours about every two weeks. Otherwise, in a shade-house or unheated home, you can soak once or twice a week in summer, once a month in cooler weather. 

Fertilize
by adding a pinch of Orchid fertilizer to your water. 

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11:01 PM on November 5, 2012 
These are absolutely beautiful. How artistic you are to create these. I will be ordering these soon
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9:09 AM on January 7, 2013 
Air plants may be placed in both traditional and non-traditional plant pots or hangers. Bathrooms are an ideal environment for air plants as they thrive in moisture filled spaces.
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