So, what the heck is a Tillandsia? Whilst it might sound like a mythical creature, or something contagious you’d rather not catch, a Tillandsia is simply the scientific name of what’s more commonly known as an air plant.
The term epiphyte refers to any plant that grows upon or attached to another living plant. The term stems from the Greek epi- (meaning 'upon') and phyton (meaning 'plant'). These plants are sometimes called "air plants" because they do not root in soil.
You open a box you receive the day before Christmas and it contains pretty plants but wait, they have no roots... The instructions say soak, but soak in what, where? Do I plant them? Do not plant them, do exactly as the note says, soak.
As the weather gets colder, it’s now time to move which ever air plants you have kept outdoors into your home! Air Plants are from tropical climates so if you live up north, it will likely be necessary to bring your plants inside for the winter months.