How to care for your Air Plant
Use these instructions to care for an Air Plant. This guide will tell you how to water an Air Plant; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
While specific light requirements can vary between Tillandsia species, most air plants will do best in very bright but indirect light. Too much direct light can burn your air plants, while low light is also detrimental to the health of your air plants in the long term.
Every 1-2 weeks, fill a sink or tub with lukewarm water and soak your air plant for 15-30 minutes. After soaking, lay them upside down on a towel until they are completely dry, this will usually take 1-2 hours. This is very important to dry them before putting them back as it prevents rot and mold from occurring. After drying, they can be put back into their home. They would love to be misted in between soakings. During the winter, they will need soakings less frequently and during warm and sunny times, they will need more frequent soakings.
Air plants prefer a humid environment. Adding a humidifier to their environment will help, or lightly misting them in between watering waterings will benefit them.
Air plants will do best in temperatures between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
During spring and summer, use air plant foliar spray or soak in air plant water-dissolvable fertilizer while soak-watering. Use 1-2 times a month.
Air plants are considered to be non-toxic.
If your air plant is given correct care, it will eventually bloom. After it blooms, feel free to cut it off. After some time, you will also see new pups forming off of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off. You can separate the pups or leave them as is.