How often should I water air plants?
In the summer when it is hot, they like to be bathed once a week, but in the cool winter months, once every three weeks or so will do. Pay attention to the changing of the seasons and the health of your air plant and water accordingly.
How long can air plants go without light?
Can you just mist air plants?
If you are growing them indoors and the air is dry, you will need (at minimum) to submerge the plant in water for 2-3 hours about every two weeks. In a shaded-house or unheated home, you can use a soaking mist once or twice a week in summer, once a month in cooler weather.
Can I soak my air plants overnight?
If your air plant is ever looking ‘thirsty’ or like it’s struggling, you can soak them in water (in a bowl or sink) for several hours or overnight. This can often help to revive your tillandsia. When watering your tillandsia, rainwater or pond water are best. Do not water with distilled or artificaially softened water.
Do you soak air plants upside down?
It is very important to lay your air plants out on a dish towel on their side or upside down to let them dry completely. This is especially important for the larger species like Xerographica, Streptophylla, and Sparkler. They should be fully dry to the touch within 2 hours after their bath.
How do I get rid of air plant pups?
You’ll need to separate the pups once they get to around a quarter size of their mother plant. Using a sharp kitchen knife or quality pair of garden sheers, carefully lay the mother plant on its side and cut away the pups.
Are air plants supposed to feel dry?
Plants should be given enough light and air circulation to dry no longer than 4 hours after watering. You will know if your plants are not getting enough water as the leaves will start to unnaturally curve and they will feel dry to the touch.
Where do you put air plants?
Placement within 1 to 3 feet of an east- or west-facing window, or within a foot or two of an artificial light source is ideal. If you keep them well watered, they can have hotter, more direct sun and longer exposure. Avoid dimly lit locations. Air plants do best with at least a few hours of bright, indirect sun daily.
Can I hot glue air plants?
When using glue, you can use a plant safe glue, such as E6000, which is also waterproof. Make sure to take extra care when gluing to not get glue on any of the leaves, just dab the glue on the base of the plant and let it dry to attach. Hot glue isn’t waterproof and won’t last as long as other types of anchoring.
How do you divide air plants?
Gently lay the mother plant on its side and cut away the pups. Congratulations! You can now start your very own air plant farm! After their initial separation, it’s best to allow the separation point on both the mother and newly-separated pup to “harden off” for a few days.
Can air plants live in low light?
Add natural beauty to your home or office with air plants! These low light, indoor plants don’t need soil to grow, so they can flourish in many different environments. The optimal way to water air plants is to soak them in water for 2 hours once per week.
Is my air plant overwatered or Underwatered?
Identifying Rot If the base of your air plant looks brown and feels overly soft/mushy to the touch, it might be the victim of rot or fungus. Often times a rotting air plant will also lose leaves around its base and could start to fall apart, or the center of the air plant might come out.
Can air plants live under artificial light?
Yes, air plants can grow under adequate artificial light. Be sure that your plants get at least 4-6 hours of light a day. Air plants do not do very well in low light. If you do keep your plants in a lower light area, we recommend moving them periodically to higher light areas so they get enough light.
How do I know if my air plant is getting enough light?
Signs of not enough sun are harder to see, but could include falling leaves, and leaves cupping inward. If your air plant is outdoors, make sure that it is shaded by something and not receiving too much direct sunlight.
How long does it take air plants to bloom?
They typically begin to grow about two months after the mother plant or the main base of plant has stopped blooming.