When referring to air plants, you will often hear the term "Tillandsia" which is the genus of the plant. Tillandsia is the largest genus in the Bromeliaceae, or Bromeliad, family with over 600 natural and hybrid species. The name derives from the Swedish botanist and physician from the 17th century, Dr. Elias Tillandz.
In recent years air plants have grown increasingly popular. We often see them in grand hotels as immaculate centerpieces or featured on huge walls of museums or given out to guests as party favors – and why not? They require less maintenance and last longer! This brilliant idea has now been picked up by wedding planners who make beautiful air plant wedding centerpieces, bouquets, alter features and so much more for their clients with less worry that the plants won't last the entire event.
Tillandsia Ionantha is a staple air plant with its eye-catching colors and shape. What starts off as a small collection of green or silver leaves grows into a stunning air plant displaying colorful shoots and flowers. Ionantha are known to grow purple shoots that produce yellow or white flowers.
Whether you work from home or in an office, plants are a lively way to spruce up any workspace. Air plants are the perfect gift for any colleague – not only do they brighten up your space, but they are also low-maintenance plants that will last a very long time.
One of the most common yet unique air plants found here in the United States is the Tillandsia Usneoides, better known as Spanish Moss. Contradicting its name, Spanish Moss is neither Spanish nor moss but is a bromeliad that is indigenous to regions of Central and South America, parts of the Caribbean, and southern United States.
Keeping any kind of plant alive can be difficult, especially for those who aren’t gifted with a natural green thumb. Luckily air plants are generally on the low maintenance side. These care tips will help your plants thrive!
It is true, air plants do have roots! Air plant roots are completely natural. Due to live plant import restrictions, air plants are required to be trimmed at their original export farm–typically West Indies, Mexico and South America. This is why your air plants normally arrive root-less but it does not harm the plants.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner–hint, hint! Luckily we curated a short list of the perfect air plant gifts for any and all types of moms. If you need more inspiration, we have a gift collection with even more options.
Plants get pollinated and so do the air plants. You're probably wondering how this works for them. Well, in the rainforests they’re pollinated by birds, wind, and insects that come in contact with them.
Let’s begin with some background check on the blooming process of air plants. Just like all flowering plants, they bloom at the beginning of their reproductive cycle. Here’s a fun fact for you; air plants bloom only once throughout their lifetime…amazing, right?
There are times when our customers ask us about our sustainability practices. They will want to know how we cultivate our Tillandsias and what effect, if any, there is on the plant’s natural environment
Not only do we provide our gorgeous range of air plants to our retail customers; we also offer our beautiful plants to re-sellers and commercial businesses. Whether you’re just starting out your side business or you’re a larger, established supplier, we can help you with our amazing range of plants.
So, you’ve just purchased a gorgeous air plant and it’s starting to flourish. Trouble is, you’ve noticed a furry substance on the leaves of your air plant. Is it mold? Or worse still, is it something that you should be really concerned about?
How cool is it knowing that your amazing Tillandsia will someday produce their very own baby air plants! And the cutest thing about these ‘baby’ air plants is that they’re affectionately known as pups.
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 winter months come to an end and the weather gets warmer, you have the opportunity to bring your plants outside for a summer vacation! Air plants are from tropical climates so they love the warmer weather.
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.
Ever feel like pulling your hair out because NOTHING you do is working and your Tillandsia are dying? We’ve all been there. Sometimes it takes a bit of experimenting to identify exactly what the problem is and adjustments are necessary
As we have mentioned before, air plants do best with indirect sunlight. Too much sunlight will deplete the moisture from your air plants, and cause them to burn and eventually die if they are left in the sun too long.