Air Plant Care Guide

 TILLY THE TILLANDSIA

Also known as the air plant. The air plant is native to dry parts of Florida, Texas and South America.

LIGHTING 

Tilly should be placed near an east or west facing window where she can enjoy plenty of indirect natural light. Tilly’s vines can be a bit sensitive to direct sunlight so make sure she only receives morning or evening sunlight when the sun is not as strong. Lighting-wise Tilly pairs perfectly with Juliette and Curly Wurly.

WATERING 

There are two ways you can water Tilly.

  • Spray her leaves 2-3 times a weeks to keep her vines hydrated
  • Place Tilly in a sink or bowl of water for 2-3 hours and then thoroughly dry her vines with a towel to get rid of any excess water. This can be done once a week.
  • HUMIDITY 

    Tilly loves a humid environment. Place her in a humid room, in a bathroom or by a humidifier. Find out how you can increase humidity here.

    TEMPERATURE 

    The perfect indoor temperature for Tilly is between 21-28°C. As long as the indoor temperature doesn't dip lower than 20°C, Tilly will be happy.

    FERTILISER 

    Spray Tilly’s leaves once a month with a diluted houseplant fertiliser. This should not be a substitute for watering. Tilly should still be watered weekly in a bowl of water or misted regularly to stay hydrated.

     

    TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR AIR PLANT

    Brown tips - This could be for two reasons 

    1. Tilly is dehydrated and ready for a drink. Place her in a bowl of water for 2-3 hours to hydrate her. 
    2. She is suffering from lack of humidity. Keep misting her leaves or place her in the bathroom for a boost of humidity.

    Black vines/rotting vines  - This often happens when there’s too much moisture on Tilly’s leaves. After you water Tilly place her on a dry towel and wipe away any excess water before she gets placed back in her usual spot.  

    OUR TOP 3 CARE TIPS 

    Top tip 1: Air plants prefer good air circulation and won’t complain if placed by an open window. The fresh air will keep them happy. 

    Top tip 2: Tilly is one of the best houseplants for absorbing indoor and outdoor toxins. 

    Top tip 3: A weekly soak is enough to keep Tilly happy. Do not leave Tilly in a bowl of water for longer than 4 hours as this might lead to rotting vines.

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