But don’t get it twisted; they still require some care. Buying these plants solely for aesthetic purposes and treating them as decorative objects is one of the common mistakes. With such ‘care,’ even the least picky plant will die.
For keeping this plant alive and kicking, you shouldn’t forget about watering. First of all, pay attention to humidity in your apartment. If the air is dry water plants more often, but in a more humid space, there is no need to water it more than every ten days. While watering a plant without soil might seem tricky, it’s actually almost effortless. Just bathe Tillandsias in water for several hours. However, be careful: after they soak, the plants need to dry out fully.
From time to time, air plants need something more than just water, air, and sun, and this is fertilizer, which you can add to the water. For air plants, choose low-nitrogen fertilizers because they can encourage offset production and blooming, but don’t overdo it! Use fertilizer once a month; if you do it more often, you can destroy the plant.
Light is another important thing for air plants. Since they are from the Bromeliaceae family, they need sun and warmth because these plants are native to places like South America or West Africa. To be more specific, they prefer bright indirect light, so we recommend you place your plant on the south window.