Air Plant 101

The name is not to trick you, it’s to tell you the truth. These plants live on air—and a little bit of water and love.

How are these plants so different? The difference is that air plants don't need soil to grow. In an air plant their roots act as anchors, securing the plants to their supports. The leaves handle the job of absorbing moisture. Each leaf on an air plant is covered in specialized scales known as trichomes, which have the ability to absorb water and nutrients.

How to care for them:

  1. Dunking is best. We recommend to let your air plant friends hang out in a bowl, sink, or tub of water for around 15-20 minutes once a week. Spritzing your plant wont do too much good. It will suffice for a couple of days, but will need re-watering pretty often.

  2. Once watered, shake the plant off and allow to dry fully before putting it back in its home. Drying in a well lit spot is always a good idea too.

  3. What type of water should we use? Room temperature tap water or rain water is ideal.