- Soak the leaves in rain water, filtered water, or let your tap water sit out overnight (to avoid as much chlorine as possible). Do this once per week for approximately an hour. I’ve read variances from thirty minutes to an hour and a half. Play around with your air plants to see what works best. For me, it’s an hour or less. Over-soaking will lead to the death of your plant. Once you’ve soaked them, place them in an area with good circulation to dry. I set mine out under the fan for about two hours.
- Air plants need bright, but indirect light so place a few feet away from windows facing E/W and fluorescent lights.
- Use a water soluble fertilizer in small doses if you want to stimulate growth.
Now that you know how to care for your air plants, let’s get to the fun part:
DECORATING WITH THEM! WHOO!!!
Since these plants are rootless there are more options for decor and placement!
Use a vase for a traditional look as shown above and below.
Find interesting nooks and crannies in your existing decor to let these little plants pop out of, like this wood carving above!