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Air plant


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Air plant is part of the Tillandsia genus. Its scientific name is Tillandsia.

Sometimes sold as necklaces or other jewelry, or attached to a magnet for the fridge.

It is a houseplant / none that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Air plant have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Air plant

Mist with water two or three times a week, or dip in water if not attached to something. Once a month mist with a fertilizer solution.

See our list of companion Plants for Air plant to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Air plant from seed

Transplanting Air plant

Glue to cork, shell, driftwood, or other object.

Seed Saving Air plant

The easiest way to propagate air plant is to divide pups when they are about half the mother plants size.

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Air plant Folklore & Trivia

The roots act as anchors only, nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. Native to Central and South America, and Mexico and the southern United States in North America.

Other names for Air plant

Hybrid tillandsia, Airplant, Air plant, aerophytes, Spanish Moss

Misspellings: tilladsia, tilansia, tilandsia

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