4.8 out of 5 (151 experiences)
Also known as
air plant and Blushing Bride Air Plant
How to care for Air Plant
Air Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Antonio, Texas.
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December 5th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Antonio is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
December 5th, 2021
San Antonio is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Antonio is expected to decrease by 17.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy pe…
December 4th, 2021
This month, San Antonio is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …
Air Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Air Plant does not tolerate low light 🚫.
San Antonio, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Air Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
December 3rd, 2021
The growing potential in San Antonio is medium 👌.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…
What other plant parents say
This plant will basically survive anything! You have to make sure it’s soil is damp at all times, or else the leaves will start to brown and die. It is a fast grower, but you have to make sure to pull the dead leaves off so it can form new ones more easily!
I love air plants (I have 9)! They are low maintenance and come in a verity of styles. What I do is soak them in filtered water for 20 min once a week and spray them with air plant fertilizer after letting them dry. You may need to mist them now and than depending on how they look (crispy, leaves curled/breaking, and color looks faded).
I love my air plants!!!! The key to maintaining them is watering by misting!!! I place mine in the sink and use a plant mister to thoroughly wet the entire plant. Every couple of months use some orchid food in a large bowl or pot mixed with water and allow the plants to soak for an hour or so.