What is an air plant? –
Air plants are plants belonging to the genus Tillandsia, members of the bromeliad family (the same plant family as pineapples). Air plants are low maintenance plants that are adapted to live in a wide variety of conditions, from deserts to rain forests. Unlike most plants they don’t need soil to grow, they literally live in the air! Air plants work by absorbing water and nutrients through their leaves. Find our more about these fascinating plants.
How do you take care of an air plant? –
To keep air plants alive and happy they need light, water and good air circulation to flourish. As air plants have evolved to survive in some tough habitats in nature, they can be a bit more forgiving than a lot of plants. A ‘less-is-more’ attitude to watering is often the best way to treat many species. Check out our care page for detailed info.
Where do Tillandsia come from in nature? –
Most of the 650+ known species of air plants are native to Central and Southern America where they live in a wide range of habitats. Over the years, many great hybrid air plants have also been created by crossing two different parent plants. You can find out more about their natural habitats on our about Tillandsia pages.