Air plants or Tillandsia, a type of Bromeliad, are tropical and subtropical plants that have adapted to life in trees or other substrates. These plants acquire their moisture and most nutrients from the air and rainfall. If temperatures and hours of sunlight are kept similar to their native habitats, they will display brilliant flowers once a year. LiveTrends has conducted extensive testing to compile a selection of tillandsia for your indoor environment.
WATER: Keep humid with occasional misting once a week. Plants will indicate their need for water by becoming dull in color and shrunken if very dry.
LIGHT: Medium-bright artificial light indoors or near a window without direct sunlight.
TEMPERATURE: 60-80F, similar to orchids. Being tropical plants they do not like extremes of temperature.
FERTILIZER: Plants will survive without any fertilizing however, if you wish to encourage growth, mist or soak with a solution of balanced houseplant food at ¼ recommended strength once a month during warm growin