Air plants are easy to grow, but they must be given the appropriate care in order to thrive. Proper watering and lighting are the most important components of plant care, but humidity and temperature also play a role.
Water: Most Air Plants will be their healthiest with a weekly watering. Air Plants will become dry while in the terrarium and will need to be sprayed with water 1-3 times a week. More often in a hot, dry environment, less often in a cool, humid one.If you see the plants drying out, submerge the Air Plant in a bowl of water upside down up to an hour. Repeat weekly. Adjust watering in different climates.Air Plants can never have too much water. They benefit from overnight soaks in water and will not be harmed by overwatering. Please make sure to dry the plant completely after the watering as the air plants can die from having water sitting in the center of the plant or at the base.
Air: Air is an important component of the health of an Air Plant. All Air Plants live off the air and will be healthier in a terrarium that is not enclosed. Place your Air Plant at a distance from your heater or cooler to avoid drying out the plant.
After watering, Air Plants should be given enough light and air circulation to dry in four hours or less. Do not keep the plant constantly wet or moist.
Light: Light is an important variable when it comes to keeping your Air Plant healthy. We recommend placing your Air Plant near a window with direct sunlight. Make sure the plant doesn't get too much direct sun, though! Too much sun will be harmful to the Air Plant. Artificial light is also a great source of light for Air Plants.
Temperature: Keep your Air Plant in warm conditions. Most species thrive in a temperature range of 50-90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grooming: It's normal for Air Plants to grow new leaves. Groom your Air Plant by removing dead or dried leaves. If the tips have dried out, you can cut the dried area off. Keep your Air Plant looking fresh with a monthly grooming.
Blooming: Some types of air plants have a blooming once in their life and will live for many years with the appropriate care. Look for a reddish tint when the air plant starts blooming.