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Tillandsia aka Air Plants

These fun and amazing plants are Epiphytes and members of the Bromeliad family. An epiphyte is a plant that grows on another plant and lives symbiotically. They have no roots and will develop little tendrils to attach themselves to a tree branch or a rock. They grow naturally in South and Central America and can be found in some of the southern areas of the United States. With over 500 known species and a wide range of habitat including forests, mountains and even deserts, Tillandsia are wonderful plants to grow and enjoy. They have become extremely popular because of their ease of care and portability. Below are a few examples of some of the Tillandsia we have in our collection. 

Tillandsia Care


  • Prefers Bright, Indirect sunlight or bright fluorescent home/office lighting

  • There are two methods of watering Tillandsia

    • Soak in room temperature water for 20-30 minutes every 7-14 days and mist until wet intermittently between soakings​

    • Mist until wet every day or every 2nd day

    • Immediately after watering gently shake out excess water to avoid rot

  • Remove oldest leaves as they dry out if needed​

  • Fertilizing Tillandsia is not required to keep it alive, however, feeding your air plant helps it thrive, promotes blooming, and produce offsets ("pups")

  • Air plants prefer temperatures between 50-90 degrees F. Our home and office temperatures of 65-78 degrees F are optimal.

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