Air of Sophistication
While they look mysterious, air plants are easy to care for and offer quick success, even for the inexperienced gardener. First and foremost, the plants are epiphytes, so there’s no dirt and no pots. Their requirements are simple: They need moisture, bright light, and good air circulation. With proper care, your creation will last into the New Year and quite possibly through the upcoming seasons.
- Several times a week, place the arrangement in the sink and run water over it. Gently shake it to remove excess moisture. Mist the plants every day to compensate for dry, heated air.
- Tillandsias love bright light but not direct sun. Keep the arrangement near a window during the day if your table is in a dark spot. Make sure the area surrounding the arrangement is well ventilated. If plants remain wet 30 minutes after misting, cut back on moisture and move them to a place where the air circulates more freely.
Visit Russell’s Bromeliads at www.russellsairplants.com for great advice on air plants and for purchasing information.