Air Plant tips

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).
Air Plant tips,
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.
Air Plant tips and care - Delineate Your Dwelling
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.

Air Plant tips and care - Delineate Your Dwelling
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.
Air Plant tips and care - Delineate Your Dwelling
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!

25 thoughts on “Air Plant tips

  1. Air plants are awesome. I now have 4 plants. Looking forward to getting more. I’m having a hard time finding glue. What are the different name brands.? Thanks

  2. Hi, thanks for this post! I have a whole lot of air plants that I am growing at the moment, they are still quite small but when I got them they were growing on a big bunch so they grew very long (if that makes sense). I have now separated them so am hoping that the heads grow bigger like the one indoor pic. Did yours also start out with a small head?

    1. Yay, I love air plants! The one I have pictured here, I bought just like it’s shown and it’s grown bigger since. The curls have just gotten bigger and wavier. Good luck with all yours.

  3. I need one of those STAT! It is beautiful and I just might be able to handle taking care of one with my non green thumb. Thanks for the info Amy!
    Corey @

    1. You know, I’m not sure how they would do in England. But, I think if I’m able to keep mine alive living in LOW humidity and HIGH temps, you should be fine!

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