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CARING FOR YOUR AIRPLANT

My plants have arrived! But how do I care for them?

 

Please unpack and soak your air plants as soon as they arrive. (They will return to there original shape!)

 

Light:

Air plants should be kept where they will receive bright, indirect sunlight or under fluorescent lighting. Direct sunlight will deplete the plants of their moisture, so avoid if possible.

 

Soaking:

Every one to two weeks soak your Air plant in room temperature water. Ideally rain water if possible. Leave the plants to soak for 10-15 minutes. After soaking gently shake of any excess water and wait until your plant is completely dry!

Misting:

You need to mist your Air plants with water at least once a week however oh hotter days they may need a little extra! when its cooler, refrain from watering them as much.

Offshoots: 

When an air plant is about to bloom, they can produce offshoots or ‘pups. The pups will have a separate and distinct centre of their own so there easily noticeable. When the pups grown to at least one-third the size of the parent plant, the pup can be detached by gently pulling it apart from the parent plant. Each pup will follow the life cycle by growing into a parent plant, blooming and producing pups of its own.

Maintenance:

 It is normal for some of the lower leaves of your tillandsias to dry out as the plant grows or acclimates to a new environment, and those leaves can be gently pulled right off of the plant. If the leaf tips have dried out, you can snip the dried tip off and the same can be done for the plant's roots.

 

 

If you have any questions feel free to contact us!