How do you care for a bromeliad air plant?
No need for compost and no need for water, but the Air Plants do benefit from regular misting in the summer. All the plants are species of Tillandsia. Keep them in bright light away from direct sunlight and provide a winter temperature of at least 50 degrees F (10 degrees C).
How do you maintain a Tillandsia?
Following each watering, Tillandsias should be given enough light and air circulation to dry in 4 hours or less. Do not keep plants constantly wet or moist. Do not allow them to dry too quickly though. 1-3 hours is optimum.
What is the difference between an air plant and a bromeliad?
Water Differences, Bromeliad VS Tillandsia Tillandsia, air plants, do not have “water tanks” as bromeliads do. Tillandsia absorb water and nutrients through their leaves – with the aid of structures called Trichomes. Tillandsia instead as mentioned before absorb water and nutrients through their foliage.
Why is my air plant dying?
Plants will die from over-watering when they are not allowed to dry out completely for several days between water baths. This often occurs when the air plants are misted with water while situated inside a terrarium or enclosure.
How long do you soak Tillandsia?
To water your air plant, place it face down in water, either in a container or your sink and let them soak for 10-20 minutes. Alternatively you can dunk plants several times in water. After soaking, gently shake off excess water to prevent rotting or damage.
What is the best fertilizer for bromeliads?
Feed urn plants using low-nitrogen 10-20-20 fertilizer, or use a balanced 20-20-20 fertilizer diluted to half strength. Apply the fertilizer to the center of its foliage rosette and water thoroughly to distribute the nutrients around the roots.
How often should I mist my bromeliad?
Spraying / Misting Bromeliads Bromeliads love humidity so misting or spraying is something they’d enjoy. I spray mine in the kitchen sink or outdoors every few weeks. In the winter months and/or if your light levels are low, simply misting or spraying the tank and the leaves every 2-4 weeks might be enough.