Tillandsia - Air Plants

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Lighting Requirements

Air Plants prefer to be in bright, indirect light. A couple hours of direct sunlight is fine as well, but too much direct light may cause the tips to burn.

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Watering Needs

Every one to two weeks give your air plants a "bath". Soak them in room temperature water for 10-15 minutes, and then turn them upside down to drain out the excess moisture.

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Fertilizer

Air plants do not generally require fertilization, but if you want to help them thrive consider investing in an air plant or Bromleiad specific fertilizer. This only needs to be used a few times a year.

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Temperature Preferences

Normal household temperatures are ideal for air plants. They are fairly hardy, and can survive anywhere in the range of 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid positioning your air plants near a vent as dramatic temperature changes can harm them.

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Humidity

Average household humidity levels are just fine for air plants. If you live in a particularly arid climate, occasionally misting your air plants will be beneficial for them.

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Pet-Friendly

Tillandsia are non-toxic to dogs and cats, so you can feel safe having these in your home with your pets!

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Extra Care

After your air plant flowers, it begins to die. But do not fear! This is a natural part of their life cycle, and each air plant produces 2-8 "pups" after flowering that can be clipped and replanted and continue to grow.