Garden design and maintenance

Rootless air plants in terrariums – properly caring for tillandsia


There are more than 650 species of tillandsia that can grow and thrive without soil. Why are tillandsias easy to grow? These bromeliads get all of their water and nutrients from their special leaves. Tillandsias only use their roots to attach themselves to rocks, trees, shrubs, and the ground. Air plants come from South America, Mexico and Central America and love the warm climate. If you want to learn how to Caring for tillandsia properly can read on.

Caring for tillandsia correctly – note a few points


While they are easy to maintain, there are a few rules that you need to follow.

– constant Air circulation – as the name suggests – is in the foreground so that your plant is happy.

– Air plants need something humidity – Spray daily from late spring to mid-autumn. In winter only once or twice a week.

fertilization monthly in spring and summer with a low-nitrogen liquid fertilizer. Usually you fertilize weekly.

– Although they love warm climates, most of them need tillandsias not full sun get abandoned. If the tillandsia is a species that grows on trees in its natural environment, keep it in a damp, partially shaded location. If it is a soil type, like T. cyanea or T. lindenii, then grow indoors in bright, filtered light and outdoors in partial or partial shade.

– Never leave the air plants in one place, colder than 7 degrees, because they will die at these temperatures.

 Caring for tillandsia properly – decorative elements in the room


The rootless tillandsia look great on their own as decorative elements or in an arrangement in the terrarium. Choose different varieties like Tillandsia aeranthos ‘Amethyst’, which is also called the rosy air plant. This will create a nice contrast with its pink floral lace. You can add a little peat moss to the terrarium for extra moisture. Tillandsia species are also fine companions of orchids planted on a branch, as they like essentially the same conditions. Hanging air plants are a popular design element in modern interior design.

Properly caring for, growing and arranging tillandsia


Maintain the tillandsia properly and place it in the terrarium


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