On the Sill | Tillandsia

Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the Bromeliaceae family. Native to forests, mountains & desserts in Mexico to south eastern United States & the Caribbean to mid Argentina.





LIGHT- In order to thrive air plants need bright indirect light. Rooms with south or east windows make good candidates because these spaces have bright light for most of the day. Be careful Your air plant doesn't get too much direct sun or it can burn.


WATER- Water your air plant once every week or two, depending on how dry your house is. You can mist in between waterings as well if you feel like it's getting to dry. When watering air plants fully submerge the plant in warm water for an hour. Allow the plant time to try by placing it upside down for an hour before placing it back in its home.





PRUNING- Pruning air plants is super easy, all you have to do is peel off the bottom leaves when they become damaged or dead. If the tips of the leaves have gone brown you can cut them off with scissors if you don't want to remove the entire leaf. Be careful not to cut the base of the plant while doing this


TOXICITY- Tillandsia are non-toxic! So if your furry friend take a bite of your plant they'll be perfectly fine your air plant on the other hand might need some TLC.




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