A Word About Air Plants & Air Circulation

I learned a valuable lesson about air circulation with a group of Tillandsia Tenufolia Blues... I placed a group of the air plants together in a clay pot with a hole in the bottom for draining. The tops of the plants were exposed and looked wonderful. I kept my normal watering schedule and sprayed them daily, kept them out of all but early morning sun and they seemed to be thriving.

Boy was I wrong! When I removed them a week later for soaking, I was horrified. All the air plants in the middle of the grouping were actually brown and brittle from the bottom to the part where they were exposed above the pot. The only explanation is air circulation... I try to keep my plants together in families for ease of packing and soaking but normally keep them in open baskets or wire containers. 

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