Air Plant Care Instructions
Wait, what? Where’s the soil!? In nature, air plants grow in climates with high humidity and live anchored to trees where they take in moisture from the air through their tendrils.
Light - Think, what would it be like under the canopy of a leafy tree? Air plants like a space that receives bright light, but nothing too direct and intense.
Water - Since air plants take in water by absorption, your best bet is to give them a full-on bath. Fill a container with enough water to fully submerge the plant. If possible, leave the water out overnight to let it distil. Once you’re ready, completely submerge the plant and let it sit for up to 15 minutes. The “fuzzier” the air plant, the less you have to soak it, even a dunk will be sufficient. Shake off any excess water and set the plant turned upside down to allow any remaining excess to run off away from the base of the plant. By doing this you’re avoiding the water running back into the base and sitting there causing the bulb to rot. Repeat this weekly.
*Just like people, each plant is a unique living thing and may have varying needs, especially in their individual locations. These are basic guidelines that may have to be augmented slightly depending on the environment you place your plant in, as well as frequency and amount of water given.