Take a breath of fresh air and let the natural elements work their magic with Air Plants to create the most interesting indoor or outdoor décor features for your home.
These low-maintenance house plants are so adorable, they can become totally irresistible when bringing that warm, tropical feel to any environment they are placed
in. Fuzzy, furry or spikey, they will become like your new household pets.
And, just like pets, they need loving care at times, even though they are mature enough to take care of themselves in the long run. There are about 600 known air plants
out there, enough choices and varieties for any happy home owner. The botanical name of these plants is Tillandsia. The common name “Air Plants” was given to them because their main source of nutrients comes from the air that surrounds them. Good air flow is key to their happiness. Air plants make for the perfect companions. Once you receive your first little air plant, soak it in water for about 15 minutes and set out to dry upside down before placing it in its new home. Air plants do not need soil to grow, their roots act like feelers and attach themselves to their surroundings and not soil. Your air plant should be
placed in sunlight or artificial light and lightly sprinkled with water, depending on the season. In the dry and hot season they should be soaked and sprayed vigorously at least once a week but during the wet and damp season this ritual can be lessened.
It is important to always remember to allow them to dry completely after their soak before placing them back into the home. This avoids that they start growing mould. To make sure you have well hydrated air plants, take a close look at their leaves. If the leaves are tightly
curved it will be an indication of more water being needed. If their tips start drying out, it is a sign that they might be exposed to too much sunlight and that they should be moved. Hang them, stack them or pin them, the options are endless. So get started and create your tropical oasis now and watch these babies grow. These air plants are available at
Pretty Gardens, Langenhoven Park.