Tillandsia spp. (air plants) are native to Mexico, Central and South America and are a great addition to anyone's houseplant collection. Air plants are tropical epiphytes, meaning they use their tiny, thread-like roots to attach to tree branches, wooden poles/mounts, cliffs and rock formations. In order to survive, they gather moisture from rain and fog, or a misting bottle in the home environment, using tiny, water-absorbing cells that coat their leaves.
Light: Tillandsia like to be in bright, but filtered light. Keep out of direct sunlight.
Water: Plants should be immersed in water every couple of weeks and misting them regularly between immersion will help to prevent dehydration. Always shake excess water droplets from the plant, to prevent them from settling in the crown.
Air: These plants will do well in temperatures ranging from 12-30ºC and situations that are well ventilated.
Tillansia plants are propagated by detaching the offsets that are produced from the base of the mother plant, when they reach one-third the size of the mother plant.
Plant sizes vary depending on species.
We stock a wide range of indoor plants in our Clare Street and Monkstown shops, however only a small selection of them are available for purchase online. Decorative pots shown in photos are not included.