ABOUT OUR TILLANDSIA
Hey, I’m the air plant. Yes I know, I'm not your conventional houseplant but who wants to be like everybody else? I guess you’re probably wondering how I stay alive without a proper root system and potting soil? My clever leaves can absorb water so there’s no need for a root system, meaning you can place me anywhere with good light and I’ll be happy. I can hold lots of water in my leaves but like a good weekly soak to keep me hydrated. You can then give me a good shake to get rid of any excess water to prevent my leaves from rotting.
I can come from moist rainforests and dry deserts all over parts of Florida, Texas, Central America and South America. You can find me piggy-backing on tree branches and rocks but don't get the wrong idea of me, I’m not a parasite and you won’t find me taking any nutrients from the trees. I can absorb all the moisture and light I need from my leaves. The trees are my friends and not food.
I look my best placed in a hanging pot near a window that will allow me to absorb all the light I need. I’m that ‘must have’ plant that everybody is always talking about and I’m ready to be your new plant obsession.
Hanging Airplant (Tillandsia Usneoides)Length 40-50cm
DID YOU KNOW?
You can determine how often the air plant needs watering by how thick the leaves are. Any Tillandsia with thick leaves can go long periods without water and is more likely to be native to a desert-like environment. Tillandsias with thin leaves are more likely native to a wet and humid rainforest and need more regular watering.
Suspend the air plant in a hanging pot or arrange as a centerpiece for some creative and unusual flair.
QUICK AIR PLANT CARE
Keep the Tillandsia in a humid room with bright light. A weekly soak will be enough to keep the leaves hydrated.
I like bright filtered light. Place me near a west or east facing window.
One a week soak me in a bowl of water for 1-4 hours and lay me upside down on a towel so the excess water drips off my leaves.
I like being in a humid room. Place me next to a humidifier and I will absorb the moisture through my leaves.
In the growth season from March-September, spray a diluted fertiliser on my leaves.
FAST FACTS ABOUT TILLY
A bright living room or bedroom with filtered light.
THINGS WE ALWAYS GET ASKED
How do you take care of an air plant?
Air plants are low maintenance and take very little care to keep alive. Place your air plant close to a bright window where the plant can receive a lot of filtered/indirect light. Soak your air plant weekly in a bowl with room temperature water and leave for 1-4 hours. Shake your air plant plant to get rid of any excess water then place on a towel upside down to remove the remaining water. Air plants like a breath of fresh air and won’t object to being close to an open window for good air circulation.
How often should you water a Tillandsia?
Like all houseplants the Tillandisa will need regular watering to survive. A weekly soak is recommended once a week. Place the Tillandia in a bowl of water for 1-4 hours and then shake any excess water off the leaves to avoid rotting. Place your air plant on a towel upside down for 1-2 hours to allow the remaining water to drip off the leaves.
Do all air plants clean the air?
All 650 species of Tillandsia are known for their air purifying abilities. They’re effective at absorbing the indoor and outdoor toxins. Studies in South America discovered that Tillandsia can continue thriving even when placed by an extremely populated motorway where the toxins in the air were off the charts. Tillandsia will do it’s part to help absorb these common household toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde and help you breathe a little easier.
PLANT STYLING TIPS
The styling options for your air plant are endless. The most popular is suspending your air plant from a hanging pot or basket to give a cool bohemian look to a sunny living room. To liven up your dining room arrange a special centerpiece using a thin wooden tray featuring your new air plants as the main attraction. Why not grab a metallic frame and attach your air plant as a funky and special shelf ornament.
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HEALTHY PLANT PROMISE
If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.