Air Plant Care Guide

How much light does my air plant need?

Air plants do not like direct sunlight. This is because they lived under a massive tree canopy which filtered most of the sunlight before it would reach the places where the air plants live. Please keep them in indirect light.

 

How do I water my terrarium?

Air plants are from the South American rainforests and love getting plenty of water. We water ours once a week by soaking them for about fifteen minutes completely submerged in a bowl of water or a sink. If you’d prefer, you can also mist them thoroughly three times a week.

Water that pools in the air plant is not a good thing, however! Whenever you water them, make sure that there is no water building up in any of their folds or crevices. It is a very good practice to place them in a paper towel or upside down where they can dry after watering.

What do I do if a plant in my terrarium dies?

If your plant dies within 7 days of purchase, we will replace that plant at no charge to you. Just get in touch with us over text, email, phone, or social media within that 7 day window and include a photo of your plant and then you may come in at your convenience for your replacement.

Please feel free to get in touch with us at any point about your plants! We are happy to help diagnose or troubleshoot any issues you may have, or even just see how fabulous your creation is looking!

Do I need to fertilize my terrarium?

Because air plants are from South America, they are used to a much higher quantity of nutrients in their air. Since we here in our great PNW do not have those nutrients in our air, air plants require once a month fertilizing using air plant fertilizer spray.

Does temperature matter?

A good rule of thumb is that if you would want a jacket where you’ve put your air plants, it’s probably too cold for them. Remember that they’re used to rainforest conditions and prefer a humid heat.

What do I do if I have other questions?

Our text line is always open, and we’d love to hear from you. We also respond to questions on our Instagram, Facebook, and email. Please allow 24 - 48 hours for a response.