The definitive list of care for air plants
What care do air plants need? As you know, air plants are beautiful and surprising plants that live without land so they have a surprising and unusual aesthetic. Far from what it may seem, taking care of them and keeping them beautiful and happy is simple, but it is always good to keep in mind a few tips. That is why we have created the definitive list of care of the air plants so that you know what you should do and what you should avoid in the maintenance and care of these wonderful and decorative plants.
Let's talk about all the care that will make air plants happy. We list here some of the things we can do to improve the maintenance and care of our air plants:
✔️ Keep the air plant in a place with good natural lighting
✔️ Spray the tillandsia once a day with the water sprayer
✔️ Cut the threads that come out as roots in the lower part of the plant
✔️ Immerse it once a week for 40 minutes in room temperature water
✔️ Place it in the bath so that it hydrates naturally
✔️ Fertilize it with liquid fertilizer to help it grow and flower
✔️ Whenever it is wet leave it somewhere with air current so that all the moisture that our air plant does not need can evaporate
✔️ Keep them between 18º and 27º of temperature
✔️ Regulate irrigation depending on the season of the year
✔️ Pay the air plants every 15 days
✔️ Use specific fertilizers for tillandsias. If it is not possible, use orchid fertilizer diluted to 50%
What you should avoid to improve the care of air plants
In this article we not only talk about what should be done to keep the air plants in perfect condition, we also want to give you indications about what should be avoided in the care of air plants, since they can cause damage to our curious plants.
What you should avoid doing:
❌ Place the air plant in areas with little natural light
❌ Place the tillandsia outside in a place with intense direct sunlight
❌ Use cold water to bathe it
❌ Do not drain the water after bathing
❌ Separate the child before it reaches 2/3 of the mother's size
❌ Throw away the seeds that the flower gives us
❌ Locate air plants in places with extreme temperatures (below 8º and above 35º Celsius)
❌ Do not water tillandsia when its leaves begin to twist or roll.
❌ Do not take advantage of rainwater to bathe your tillandsia
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