How To Grow Air Plants

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Think you have a black thumb? Well guess what, we have the perfect plant for you!

Air plants or Tillandsia spp. They literally live off the air and can be grown indoors, hanging from tree branches or balancing precariously on intriguing objects or garden ornaments. You can also keep them on your desk at work or on a dish on your coffee table – tres chic!

Great For: Adding interesting features around your home. Can be used in wall features, glass globes and more.
Position: Indoors, under trees, window ledges.
Water: Mist spray or immersing in water every couple of weeks.
Soil: No soil.
When To Grow: All year round, cannot survive in frost or very cold areas unless in a hot/green house.
Hot Tip: When watering be sure to gently shake to avoid water collecting at the base, as this can be detrimental to your plants health.

How To Grow On Terracotta Pipes

Air plants can be hung from trees or any support-like structure, such as terracotta pipes or an old tree stump. For indoor use, you can string or place them on ornaments.
If you wish to use a terracotta pipe or wooden pole to create an indoor plant art, read on.

Step 1: Choose a glazed or unglazed terracotta pipe, wooden pole or tree branch.
Step 2: Using a hot glue gun, add a small amount of glue to the base of a plant and glue onto the structure. Repeat for all plants. If you don’t have a glue gun, you can also use an old stocking or rubber band to secure the plants to structures.
Step 3: Position in a well-lit spot, out of direct sunlight and thoroughly mist the foliage to water. Mist spray at least once a week or more, depending on the weather.

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