Air plant care and design: tips and creative ideas for the by Ryan Lesseig, Meriel Lesseig

By Ryan Lesseig, Meriel Lesseig

Air vegetation, often referred to as tillandsias, are a number of the simplest crops to develop, which is helping clarify why they're shooting up in shops around the state and showing in magazines, on blogs, and in all places Pinterest. the fantastic factor approximately air vegetation is they use their roots to anchor themselves to an item, which permits them to develop in a number of destinations obviously. this adaptability of development makes air crops perfect for adornment of domestic and office.
While air vegetation are identified for being effortless to develop, they nonetheless do want consciousness to outlive and stay a fit existence. If treated, tillandsias will dwell for a number of years and may even offer “pups" for added years of delight! Authors Meriel and Ryan Lesseig are air plant fans who became their ardour into revenue with Air Plant layout Studio, an e-commerce website that sells all issues air vegetation. the following they proportion counsel for correctly taking good care of air crops in addition to thought and guideline for a myriad...

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You can also let the plant sit for a minute or so to absorb some water. This can be good to do for plants like the xerographica that don’t need as much hydration or as frequent soaking. Misting You can also mist your plants with water as needed in between soaks, but misting should not be used as a sole source of hydration for most plants. Again, the exception here is the fuzzy tectorum Ecuador, which does not like soaks and only should be misted with water. Particularly in dryer/warmer climates, the misting can help prevent the leaf tips from getting too brown.

This stunning plant can be displayed in a variety of ways, and due to its size is often displayed on its own. Due to its stiff curling leaves, it’s a great option to be mounted on a frame. This Tillandsia is also perfect as part of a floral bouquet, and can even be used on its own as an alternative bridal bouquet. TILLANDSIA TENUIFOLIA The tenuifolia is native to Central America and South America. It’s a thick and bushy air plant variety with stiff, sturdy leaves that grow in a natural curve as it matures.

Temperature Another critical factor to air plant health is the air temperature. Air plants can be found living naturally in a range of temperatures from 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 32 degrees C). Air plants are, for the most part, tropical plants, and while they can live happily indoors, they should be kept in an environment where the air temperatures are in this range. Air plants can very easily be damaged by the cold, so it’s best to ensure that they are not exposed to freezing temperatures.

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