The Tillandsia, also known as the Air Plant, consitiues the largest subgroup within the bromeliad family. These plants are epiphytic, meaning they grow on other plants such as trees. They have a one-time bloom, with a distinctive colorful spike that varies depending on the species.
Air plants need bright, indirect light to thrive. Direct sunlight can cause the foliage to dry out and burn, while a lack of light leads to the plant's gradual decline. An easter facing window or a spot a few feed away from a southr or western window are suitable locations for providing bright, indirect light.
Soak Air Plants in lukewarm water for 30 minutes in a sink or bowl every 1 -2 weeks. After soaking, lay them upside down on a towel to dry completely which takes about 1 -2 hours. It is essential to dry them thoroughly to prevent rot and mold. Once dry, you can put them back in their original location. In winter, you should soak them only once a month.
Air Plants prefer a humid environment. Adding a humidifier to their environment will help, or lightly misting them in between water will benefit them.
Air Plants are considered to be non-toxic and pet friendly!
If your Air Plant is given correct care, it will eventually bloom. After it blooms, feel free to cut it off wiht a pair of scissors. After some time, you will also see new pups forming off of the mother plant.