Special events create memorabilia: wine bottles or champagne corks. Create a Air plant cork magnet as a keep sake.
Air plants can be used to create a unique display with glass, wood, and metal holders because they can be hung or placed on flat surfaces such as tables or kitchen counters, provided the plant is not damaged and can be watered misted easily.
Air plants flower only once in their lifetime, producing one or more flowers. It takes a plant between one and two years to flower, and the bloom can last for a few weeks to a month. Once they dry up, the plant begins to produce new pups.
Fertilizing Air plants are complimentary as it helps the plant reach optimum growth. Tillandsias need fertilizers throughout their growing season, maximizing the plant’s growth and producing vibrant blooms and multiple healthy offsets.
Air plants are perennial plants that have a life expectancy of 2 – 5 years, depending on the variety you are growing and the plant’s health. However, blooming indicates the end of the Air plant life cycle with several months to live.
Air plants can live for two weeks without water. And even though the plant is still alive, its health is affected. You should soak your air plants in water at least once in two weeks and mist them once a week regarding the proper watering schedule.
It’s essential to give your tillandsias the best care to ensure the blooming lasts. You can encourage pup formation, pollinate the flowers if you allow them to seeds; you have another chance of growing these beautiful plants.
Proper tillandsia care is straightforward and relatively low maintenance compared to other plants. As much as these plants grow without soil, it would be best if you still got it right with other elements such as light, water, and temperature.
Browning of tips in air plants can result from improper watering, improper lighting, fluctuation in weather, plant rot, aging, toxins, and lack of nutrition. A healthy air plant should have fresh, intact, and greenish-grey leaves.
There are ways to propagate tillandsias, such as Offsets or Pups, which take less time and effort and have higher success rates. Seeds a great but take long periods to grow, They are is recommended when you don’t have an existing tillandsia.