Here are a few questions we’ve received recently so we wanted to share some insight on these topics!
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I’m a new plant parent. Are airplants good for beginners?
Yes! Airplants are great plants for everyone since they’re easy to maintain. These plants can be kept around the house or outdoors. Some general best practices: water your airplants by soaking under water once every 7-10 days for several hours, then shake out all the water and make sure to fully dry within 4 hours. Air plants prefer bright filtered light and to be placed near an open window for some fresh air. Learn more tips from our full airplant care guide here.
What happens to my air plant after it blooms?
Blooming is a natural part of every airplant's life. Flowers typically open over a 3-4 week period after which the bloom spike will fade. Not to worry though - after blooming, air plants typically produce “pups” or identical versions of themselves. Energy from the mother plant starts to be directed towards the pups. The mother plant may end up drying out, but you’ll likely have many new air plant babies!
It’s finally springtime. Should I be fertilizing my air plant?
We don’t typically fertilize the air plants at our studio (our plants are outdoors and rain water is the best), but it would depend on what type of water you use for your plants. Tap water has some good nutrients for plants (note that some tap water can have more chlorine content, so you might want to leave some water sitting out to allow the chlorine to evaporate). Avoid using water that’s been treated through reverse osmosis or distilled water since the water is stripped of nutrients - air plants won’t be able to thrive with this alone. If you do use this type of water, you can consider using a specialty air plant fertilizer with low non-urea based nitrogen, but make sure not to over-fertilize.