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Air Plants

Updated: Jan 17, 2023

Air plants, also known as Tillandsia, are a unique type of plant that are native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. These plants do not require soil to grow, and instead absorb all of their nutrients and moisture through their leaves.

The history of air plants can be traced back to the 16th century, when European explorers first discovered them in the rainforests of Central and South America. They were fascinated by the plants' ability to grow without soil, and brought them back to Europe as exotic specimens.

Over time, air plants have become increasingly popular as houseplants, due to their low maintenance requirements and unique appearance. They can be grown in a variety of settings, including on a windowsill, in a terrarium, or even suspended in the air using fishing line or wire.

Caring for air plants is relatively simple. They should be placed in an area with bright, indirect sunlight and high humidity. They should be misted or soaked in water once or twice a week, and allowed to dry out completely before watering again. It is important to note that they should be fertilized occasionally, but not too much, otherwise it will harm the plant.

One of the most common problems when it comes to air plants is the browning or yellowing of leaves, which can occur if the plant is not receiving enough humidity or if the plant is overwatered. To prevent this, it is important to ensure that the plant is getting enough moisture, and to allow the plant to dry out completely before watering it again.

Overall, air plants are a unique and low-maintenance option for those looking to add a bit of greenery to their home or office. With proper care and attention, they can thrive and add a touch of the exotic to any space.

Come check out our selection of air plants:

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