I love Air plants

Officially known as the Tillandsia. I hope you will give them a try if you haven’t already! Once you get the “air plant bug” you will be hooked and then you can get creative with ways to incorporate them in your home decor. One way to do it is to attach the Air plants to a wooden branch, like here this is Grape Bark that has been bleached. I hot-glue gun the air plants to the bark and then added moss for a decorative natural look. When complete just spray mist water once a week and your air plant should be very happy!
Air Plants don’t want to be in dirt, it is an almost certain death. Like like to adhere themselves to trees, rocks, shells, wreaths!

When considering what you are going to do with your plant don’t forget that you have to be able to water it and it has to be placed somewhere that it will get sufficient light. Also if you have a young plant it is going to grow, hopefully, so don’t mount it on something that will be too small for it when it has grown to full size.

If attaching to ocean driftwood, soak the wood for several weeks to remove the salt residue, too much salt will damage your plants and cause tip die back.

If your plant has roots on it and they are in your way, or they just look unsightly, you can cut them off. Tillandsias only use there roots as anchors to hold on with, you will not harm the plant in any way by removing them, it may or may not regrow them.

Just in case you haven’t noticed there is one thing that keeps coming up in the tips on mounting your Tillandsia. Whatever you do with your plant make sure it is going to be able to dry out totally after you have watered it. Tillandsia hate to have wet feet all the time.

Good Luck!
Cindy

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