Technically I’m a tillandsia, but I’m more commonly known as an air plant. I get my name because unlike most plants, I don’t need soil to survive (the best “no mess” addition to your plant collection). I’m an Epiphyte, which literally translates to “upon a plant,” because in nature I use my roots to climb on other trees and leaves. A common misconception is that I only need air to survive - not true! We need sun and water, too, and absorb H2O and nutrients through our leaves.
THE LIGHT I LIKE
As a houseplant, I love bright, indirect light and can handle direct sun.
HOW MUCH I DRINK
I love baths! To keep me thriving, fully submerge in room temperature water approximately once a week for 20-30 minutes. To dry, plop me upside down on a towel to to rid water from my nooks and crannies.