Your Florida Tillandsia
Tillandsia, commonly known as air plants, are a type of epiphyte that can grow without soil. They absorb nutrients and moisture through their leaves, making them perfect for indoor gardening as they do not require any soil. Tillandsias come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, ranging from fuzzy to spiky, and can even produce colorful flowers. They are low maintenance and easy to care for, only requiring occasional misting and/or soaking to thrive. Their adaptability to different environments and their striking appearance make Tillandsia air plants a perfect, low maintenance, and adorable gift for others or yourself!
1. Provided the atmosphere is not too dry they can survive with water misting and the occasional bath.
2. Never plant in soil. Give them bright, filtered light.
3. Protect them from frosts. If you are growing them indoors and the air is dry, you will need (at minimum) to submerge the plant in water for 2-3 hours about every two weeks.
4. In a shaded-house or unheated home, you can use a soaking mist once or twice a week in summer, once a month in cooler weather.
5. You can fertilize by adding a pinch of Bromeliad or Orchid fertilizer to your mister.