While visiting family over the Easter weekend, I made an always needed stop to West Elm. The tricky thing is limiting my purchases to items that can travel in my suitcase. As soon as I saw this beauty I just knew she was coming home with me… to the dry desert climate of NM. This might be trouble but I did some research and today wanted to share some Air Plant tips (even if you live in the desert).
This air plant is about five to six inches in diameter and I just adore all it’s curly leaves! Be still my plant loving heart.
A general rule of thumb is to water your air plants once a week.
However, if the air in your house is particularly dry (MINE) water more often, every four to five days. If you live in a humid area, water every ten days.
To water your air plant, fill a large bowl or sink with water and dunk your air plants.
After about ten minutes, remove the plants from the water and lay them on a towel to dry. (Now, I was told since I live in the desert, I should leave my air plants in water for a few hours. You will see that as they soak up water, they will turn a more vivid color of green.
Be careful with air plants that have visible bulbs at their bases; if they get too waterlogged, they will rot.
On days you don’t water, you can mist the air plants lightly.
So, now that I’ve got mine all settled into her new home… I’m ready to go out and buy a million more! Who is with me? I found that Amazon is now selling *Air Plants, yay!