You’ve bought one (or many) air plants, you’ve got them home. Now you are looking at them on your kitchen worktop thinking, what the hell do I do with them now? I can help.
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Airplants live on air, don’t they?
Do air plants live on air? No they don’t – learn more about these fascinating plants.
How can I tell if my airplant is going to pup?
So you have air plants (Tillandsia), they have flowered and you are anxiously pacing up and down waiting for the patter of little leaves. How can you tell if you need to prepare for another little plant to care for? There are a few signs to look out for. Air plant lore has it that plantsContinue reading “How can I tell if my airplant is going to pup?”
How do I water an airplant?
An air plant needs water, food and light like other plants do. Because it doesn’t root in the soil and lives off the ground, many people think it doesn’t need watering and lives on air. This is wrong. This is why your air plants have died. It doesn’t use its roots to take up water,Continue reading “How do I water an airplant?”
How can I tell if my air plant is going to flower?
In the south east corner of the UK, my air plants seem to flower either in the late summer or in the late winter (very roughly). It takes a long time for them to build up to it, rather like giving out ‘save the day’ cards to all their friends, and then faffing around forContinue reading “How can I tell if my air plant is going to flower?”
What is an air plant?
An air plant is one that lives off the ground, away from the soil. The scientific term is epiphyte (epi – above, over, on; phyte – plant), which really refers to plants that live on other plants. An air plant doesn’t and can’t live on air. It still needs sun, water and nutrients in theContinue reading “What is an air plant?”
This year I developed a ‘thing’ about air plants. It started with buying just one, meaning to attach it to an object to make a present for someone. Almost in the same way that you would stick on a sequin I guess. But of course, as soon as I actually touched it, I remembered thatContinue reading “Tillandsia caput-medusae”