Air plants take their food and water through their leaves (not their roots like other plants), and thus require no soil and very little watering, drawing nutrients from the air. Even though air plant can survive on little to no water, they may still require the occasional water to keep them looking healthy and green. When watering your air plant there are a few things to note:
- It is best to spray your air plant with a mist of water from a spray bottle or carefully dunk the plant in water - rather than watering the bottom surroundings like you would any other plant.
- You should only need to water your air plant occasionally - no more than once or twice a week in the warmer months and even less often in Winter.
- Fertiliser can be added to the water if desired but these plants will do fine without it so this isn't a must.
Air plants thrive in bright, well ventilated areas indoors and undercover areas outdoors. It is best to keep them somewhere humid such as the kitchen, bathroom or patio area so they can draw moisture from the air and thus require less watering.
If you follow these few simple steps you will enjoy a happy and healthy air plant for many years to come. Should you have any further questions regarding caring for your air plant please feel free to send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org