Looking for a unique and low-maintenance houseplant? Read this post to learn more about Tillandsia (air plant)!


Tillandsias (air plants) are unique members of the bromeliad family and DO NOT require soil! They are known to grow on trees or rocks and are native to southern United States, Mexico and Central and South America. They have fuzzy gray scales on their leaves, called trichomes, which is how they receive their water. Their roots are used only for anchoring.

Tillandsias have vibrant-colored flowers that last from a month to several months. When it is done blooming, a new plant grows out of the base of the parent plant and eventually surrounds the parent as the parent dies off. The new plant will continue to grow and bloom when in season.

LIGHT/TEMP: Bright light but not direct sunlight. They can go indoors or outdoors, but keep them from severe cold.

WATER: Wet your plant thoroughly 1-2 times/week with a spray/mist bottle. If you notice it is drying out, soak it in your sink for 20 minutes once/week.

Tillandsias comeĀ in a variety of shapes and sizes and look great in glass globes, terrariums, and mounted to driftwood.


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