Air Plants – A Stunning Decor Element

Air Plants (Aerophore Plants) grow without soil and require minimal care. They are ideal for creating a modern decor in a home. Air plants do not take up much space, do not need soil to grow and require minimal care.

Tillandsia aeranthos
Tillandsia aeranthos (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They just need a place where they can get enough natural light. You do not need to water them more than once a week.

What Makes Air Plants to Be Special

Air plants have a great look. They’re small and delicate and you can place them wherever you want: on a plate as decoration on a table, or in a transparent vase or in hanging pots.
Unlike plants that grow in soil, air plants do not need soil. They get their needed essential nutrients from dust particles from the air and store large amounts of water after you wet them, which means they will not dehydrate until the next “shower”. More than that, the air humidity will help them to have water even in situations where you forget to water them.

Depending on the plant species aerophore that you choose, they will develop blooms in shades of pastel pink or fuchsia pink.

Tillandsia, the Most Common Species of Air Plants

Tillandsia is a species of air plants that you can decorate both inside the house as well as outside. It is resistant to disease, but should be protected from frost. Otherwise, if you regularly wet, this air plant, you can enjoy it for a long time to come.

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But you should know that Tillandsia needs weekly watering, and in the hot summer months, you can even wet it every 2-3 days. All you have to do is to sink the plant in water about 30 minutes. In this time, it will absorb the amount of fluid that needs to grow.

Air Plants Can Be Hung from Tree Bark

Did you cut a tree in the courtyard or garden and do not like the desolate landscape that you leave behind?

Air plants can solve the problem. Their roots fix themselves on the bark of the tree, without the need for soil. For this reason, many people believe that air plants are parasitic and feed on the host plant nutrients, but this assumption is not correct. Experts say air plants cling with their roots on a plant host, obtaining their necessary food from the air.

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