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Easy Propagation of Air Plants

Easy Propagation of Air Plants

June 14, 2016 6 Comments

What’s better than a small family of beautiful air plants? Answer: A large family of air plants and pups! Your air plants want to pass on their genes and will eventually start growing small “pups” at their base.

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What are Ionanthas?

What are Ionanthas?

June 14, 2016 2 Comments

The Ionanthas are a special type of Tillandsia and probably one of the first air plants that you will encounter in your search for small plants. The Tillandsia Ionanthas are generally 1-3 inch tall plants that look like small poofy balls with several pointed leaves.

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Top 10 Small Air Plants

Top 10 Small Air Plants

June 14, 2016 2 Comments

Air Plants (Tillandsias) come in all shapes and sizes. Their varying size is one of their most unique attributes. Here at our greenhouse we have seen Ionantha Mexican that would fit on your thumbnail, Xerographicas as large as beach balls, and everything in between.

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Air Plant Watering: The Soaking Method

Air Plant Watering: The Soaking Method

March 22, 2016 6 Comments

Here at the Air Plant Supply Co., we have found that air plants do best when you soak them in water. It's important to remember that air plants take in all their nutrients through their leaves not through the roots.The roots serve only to attach the air plant to a host tree or rock or even the ground, nothing more.

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Trichomes: Not Mold, Mildew, or a Fungus!

Trichomes: Not Mold, Mildew, or a Fungus!

March 22, 2016 1 Comment

Customers often email and call us about an unusual white, fuzzy substance on the leaves of their new air plants. They are always pleased to find out that this white fuzz is nothing to worry about, in fact, it’s the sign of a healthy, happy air plant.

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Want to Start a Successful Business?

Want to Start a Successful Business?

March 22, 2016

Due to their popularity and ease of care, air plants are an easy item to add to well-curated retail settings. We have seen our plants featured in jewelry stores, gift shops, farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and of course florist and botanical shops.

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5 Ways to Display Your Air Plants

5 Ways to Display Your Air Plants

July 28, 2015 6 Comments

Vertical gardens are booming (blooming?) and for good reason. They are stunning creations. But, with air plants, vertical garden displays do not have to be complicated. Some air plant vertical gardens are a simply wire mesh with air plants pushed into the opening.

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Stricta Air Plants - Tillandsia Stricta

Stricta Air Plants - Tillandsia Stricta

August 03, 2012 2 Comments

Tillandsia Stricta is an air plant variety. Sticta is commonly crossed with other popular varieties of air plants to produce vigorous, beautiful hybrids. Sticta are usually shorter stemmed and reproduce in clumps.

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Air Plant Pests

Air Plant Pests

August 03, 2012 1 Comment

Mealybugs: These pests create a wax-like coating on the leaves. They have no wings, flat white in color and have softer bodies. Damage is created when they draw sap from the plant tissue using their mouths. If you believe you may have mealybugs, look in the areas where your stems and leaves meet.

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Air Plant Light Requirements

Air Plant Light Requirements

August 02, 2012 1 Comment

When discussing air plants and the lighting requirements, we usually refer to 3 main lighting types. Filtered, Dappled, and Full to Partial Sun.

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What are Air Plants?

What are Air Plants?

August 02, 2012 3 Comments

Air plants are actually called Tillandsias, which happens to be part of the Bromeliaceae or Bromeliad species. They have also been labelled as Epiphytes, as they do not need to have soil to grow. The air plant is often found in the jungles, mountain tops, and deserts, of Central and South America, and Mexico and the the southern United States in North America.

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Air Plant Watering

Air Plant Watering

August 02, 2012 1 Comment

Proper watering, air circulation, proper sunlight and medium temps (fifty to ninety degrees) are the keys for air plant care. Different varieties can require different environments to flourish. 

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