Air Plant Care
Air plants or Tillandsias are interesting plants which don’t need soil to grow and are attractive for their low maintenance. They do have different requirements than most plants, however. While misting is helpful for them if they’re in a dry environment, the best way to water an air plant is to submerge the whole plant in distilled water for 4 hours once a week. Make sure to shake them off so that water doesn’t pool in the middle of the plant, which can cause the plant to rot. The leaves will also curl when the plant starts to dehydrate.
Air plants prefer indirect, bright light. A bright window or bright, fluorescent light will work. Air plants can even live outdoors during the summer if they’re in a shady location but will need to be watered three times a week. Luckily, they are forgiving and will still look good if they miss a watering or two. They don’t need much fertilizer. If you don’t have a specific fertilizer for bromeliads, using a houseplant fertilizer at 1/4th strength will also work.