How to Care for your Air Plants

Upon Arrival
Follow the water instructions so they can rehydrate from their travel.

Air plants get their nutrients from the air. They can live in temperatures from 40 to 90 degrees. Do not place plants next to air conditioning vents as the cold air flow is not healthy for the plants. Do not plant in soil.

Plants love indirect natural light. Plants can live outside as long as the temperature is above 40 degrees and they are not in direct sunlight.

Weekly soak plants in room temperature water for about 25 minutes. They hydrate from their leaves not their roots (the roots are used to attach the plant to rocks and trees naturally). If there is a flower on the plant make sure the flower is not soaked in the water.

Rain water is the best water to use for air plants. Spring water from the store works great too! Distilled, city and softened water lacks nutrients. Allow plants to dry thoroughly before placing them in their home.

The plants' leaves feel full of water when hydrated. Leaves are not full and pale in color when dehydrated. Soak the plant(s) overnight if dehydrated. If you are going to be gone for more than a week soak overnight before you leave and then again when you return home.

Copper is toxic to air plants. Please do not place your air plants in containers made from copper.

Plant Care Exceptions
Tectorum Ecuador thrives with very little water and only requires a weekly mist in liue of soaking. The Tectorum Ecuador also prefers to live in full light unlike other air plants that prefer indirect light.
Xerographica and other air plants that have silver green leaves need less water than air plants with bright green leaves. They only need a few minutes to soak in water each week. They also prefer more light than other air plants but not direct light.

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