Air Plants, also known as Tillandsia, are one of the most irresistible and easiest plants to care for. But since air plants are tropical species, they require some special care and proper environmental considerations in order to thrive, especially when the temperature starts to drop.
So here, we share some tips on how you will be able to properly care for your Air Plants during winter.
Bring your Air plant indoor
When the weather gets cold, the first thing you should do is transfer the Air plants you have kept outdoors inside. Do this as soon as you notice that the temperature starts to fall below 40 degrees. This should prevent your Air plants from suffering drastic changes in temperature.
Additionally, keep in mind that air plants don't like dry places as well. So to avoid any unnecessary damage caused by dry conditions, make sure to place your air plants in a spot away from the heat, especially from a heater, fireplace, wood stove, or radiators.
During Winter months, air plants may need a bit of adjustment with their watering schedule. It can be a bit tough figuring out the new watering schedule for your air plants, but once every other week should be enough. Then just increase the watering as days get warmer.
Also, it is important to keep a close eye on them during these times. This would allow you to catch any early signs of problems to your air plants. For example, if you notice that your air plants start to curl its leaves or the tips are getting dry, it's a signal that they need a little moisture.
Since Air plants thrive best under warm conditions, it is ideal to keep them in a spot where the temperature can be controlled between 65 and 85 degrees. But this shouldn’t be too much of a concern, as the comfort zone of your air plant should be the same level of the comfort zone for most people. So if you feel comfy inside your home, rest assured that your air plants feel the same way.
However, if you are still worried despite keeping the temperature of your house between their comfort range, try moving them to the bathroom or kitchen where they can enjoy warm humid air.
Light is important to air plants so make sure you provide them with enough light. In general, they like bright but indirect sunlight. So we recommend that you place your air plant in your brightest window (either south or north facing one). But if your homes do not get enough light for your air plants, you may place them under grow lights or fluorescent home lighting.
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