How To Water Air Plants
Know it all- How to make air plants blossom gracefully in your garden.
Air plants, scientifically known as Tillandsia are much fun to work with. They stand unique to their parent plant kingdom and do not depend on soil for their growth. What they need is a different water routine to thrive. Here is everything you need to know about the exquisite species and the right way to help them grow.
There is a common misconception due to the misnomer that the plants survive in air. The nutrition intake of air plants depends totally on the leaves. It can be through high humidity of a greenhouse or soaking through sprayed water on the leaves.
The plants’ spiky tendrils are ever so cool that they make them perfect to be decorated in terrariums and seashells. The most creative use of air plants is adding them into living jewellery! If you are a forgetful person who forgets to water plants daily, air plants are ideal for you! The only way you could sabotage the growth is by watering it wrong! Here is how you should hydrate the air plants to ensure long and healthy growth.
Watering the plants early in the morning gives it enough time to dry up later during the day. Staying soggy at night might disturb the respiration of the plant.
The process of watering is relatively simple. All you need to do is take the plant out from display and submerge it thoroughly in water. Some parts of the plant may float upwards, but that is fine. Leave it for a bath for an hour and then remove each plant and shake them to remove any excess water on them. Air-dry the plant and place it in a bright spot. Ensuring that your plant is dried in the sun will keep your plant living long and healthy.
Using the right water has a lot to do with the health of your air plant. Using chlorinated water can sabotage growth. Use tap water that is seated for 24 hours to let the chlorine evaporate away.
The difference in the season may alter the watering schedule of your plant. You may water it once a week in summer, but in winters submerging them once in three weeks is also good enough to keep them developing correctly. You should also select an airy place for your plant to dry all day. A little collection of the plant on the leaves can even start the decay process, like the plant’s plague.