Plants

How to care for your new Air Plants (Tillandsia)

The key factors are Light, Water, and Air Circulation:

Light

Lighting for Tillandsias should be bright but filtered in the summer months. Direct sun in the summer will cause the plant to become sunburned. Tillandsias love direct sun in winter months.

Water

Thoroughly wet your Tillandsia 2-3 times per week by soaking them in fresh room temp water for an hour. Let them dry thoroughly before returning to display.

Under-watering is evidenced by an exaggerating of the natural concave curve of each leaf.

Air Circulation

Following each watering, Tillandsias should be given enough light and air circulation to dry (no more than four hours). Do not keep plants constantly wet or moist.

Temperature

Optimum temperature range for Tillandsias is 50 – 90 degrees F.


How to care for your new succulents

With a little information you’ll be able to keep your succulents growing happily.

Light

When succulents are indoors, they generally like about 6 hours of sunlight a day. Keep your plants as close to the window as you can, but be careful not to let them get sunburned if the light from the window gets too hot.

Water

Over watering is the number one way people kill succulents. Water your succulents so that the soil gets completely wet. Then, let it dry out completely before you water again. Don’t water it daily and don’t use a spray bottle!

Air Circulation

Succulents are usually found in gritty or sandy (cactus) soils, and you should make sure this is what you use in the event that you replant them.

Temperature

Optimum temperature range for succulents is 50 – 90 degrees F.