Few tips for watering and care of Air Plants:
- For beginners whom do not know if they are over watering than overturn the plant and mist.
- They can shake of lightly if excess water is accumulated in the pockets of the leaves.
- If air circulation is stale after watering. They can blow it with a fan for 30 minutes. So that the excess water evaporates.
- If grown in an environment with sunlight, good air circulation. They can water once a day but make sure that the plants have enough time to dry off before the next watering cycle. During rainy seasons, cut down the watering cycle and shake off excess water accommodated in the pocket of the leaves. 4) For indoor environment, mist spray 2 to 3 days. They do not need to be thoroughly moist compared to outdoor plants having long hours of sunshine.
- For plants, dehydrated plants can be salvaged but not for a plant that is rotting. Generally for most growers, they do not detect early signs of water log or rotting thus when discovered the heart of the plant turns black and falls off.
- Air Plants are different from other plants, they do not absorb water and nutrients from the roots but through the leaves. Roots might appear but do not attempt to plant it in soil or soak in water. The roots serves as anchors to attach on ornaments. Do not spray on the base of the plants as it will cause the plant to rot.
- For bigger plants, it is best to hang it in a basket with holes for good ventilation. Placing them in a bowl or vase is fine but make sure that the plant is dry.
Remarks: Air Plants grow better in a place with good air circulation with light and customized watering cycle depending on grower’s climate.