tillandsia

Take proper care of your air plants (tillandsia)! Despite the fact that they don’t need to be planted or watered in a traditional way, they Do. Not. Survive. Without. Water.

But fear not, because proper care is super easy! Simply submerge your tillandsia into a bath of water for 15 minutes, once a week. For me, Saturday’s are the day; my tillandsia take a bath, my succulents sit on a windowsill eating up rays, and there’s usually a cactus party in my kitchen sink.

And once you’ve bathed your lovely air plants, set them on a towel upside down so that all the water can drain out. This keeps mold & rot from growing inside the folds of the leaves.

And there ya go! Super easy! :)

(NOTE: for those interested, the big guy in the picture is my Tillandsia Xerographica at size medium! Amazing specimen!)

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etsyfindoftheday | gifts for a valentine: plant lovers | 2.7.17

dino planters by twotreesbotanicals

i love me some classic jurassic park, and stegosaurs are my fave … but all of these painted dinosaur planters are on my gift list!! their cute faces look so happy! i want all four.

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As I previously mentioned, T. tectorum has the most spectacular trichomes - the “hairs” or “scales” found on most air plants. They’re designed to capture water efficiently: even water droplets as small as mist get pulled in. An air plant appears becomes greener once it is fully moistened. When they are ready to look for more water, the trichomes open up in the span of an hour or two (the opening up part of this time lapse was taken over 3 hours, which I compressed to 6 seconds). Plants operate on a different timescale than animals, so time lapse photography helps us observe the fun things they do! #airplant #airplantlove #tillandsia #tillandsiatectorum #houseplants #indoorplants #houseplantsofinstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantlove #plantlife #plantsofinstagram #plantstagram #botanical #botany #greenery #timelapse #best_timelapse #hyperlapse

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The furry scales on air plants are called trichomes. They reflect sunlight and collect moisture from the air. Many thanks to @rainforestflora for these furry guys! Ball-like: T. tectorum, long one: T. stellifera, spindly one: T. tectorum ‘Caulescent Form’
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etsyfindoftheday 1 | 2.27.17

tillandsia + smoky citrine quartz point decor by auramore

auramore’s natural, bohemian home decor creations combine earthiness and botanicals into one shimmering piece, like this air plant-and-quartz display. the low-maintenance care makes it the ideal botanical something-something for plant killas such as myself … ;)