Air Plants: the lowest-maintenance house plantPosted: 6/8/2015 10:50:50 AM
Air plants are one of the lowest, low-maintenance house plants around, and the way you can display them in your home includes some really cool ideas.
The plant itself is called a tillandsias. They don’t need soil, and only require a “misting” of water once a week.
First you need to prepare you air plant for display. When you first get it, soak it in water for 20 to 30 minutes; keep this image in your mind for when your plant does not look like this down the road because that means that you’ll need to recharge it by soaking it in water again.
Once you have soaked the plant, allow it to completely dry while you think about what you’d like to display your plant in. Some examples include placing them in a glass globe and hanging them from the ceiling, or mounting them on a plaque you hang on the wall. Another is placing them in a ceramic container, or piling them onto a piece of driftwood you find at the beach. The options for displaying your air plants are endless!
Now on to watering your plant. Depending on the size, you can just mist it with water every 3 – 5 days (smaller plants), or 2 – 3 days (larger plants). In caring for your air plants, keep them in cool areas, and out of range of direct sunlight for they will dry out quicker. Remember how fresh the plant looked after you initially soaked it for 20 to 30 minutes? Well, if your plant starts to look wilted, you can do that procedure again to bring it back to full freshness.
Reynolds has a wide selection of air plants, and items to showcase them in, in stock!
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