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5 Ways to Display Your Air Plants

5 Ways to Display Your Air Plants

May 07, 2019 7 Comments

From glass terrariums to driftwood to vertical gardens, the adaptations that air plants (tillandsia) have made in the wild allow them to be used in many different types of design and displays. Here are are 5 ways to design with air plants in your home!

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What are Air Plants?

What are Air Plants?

May 07, 2019 5 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: The Soaking Method

Air Plant Watering: The Soaking Method

May 05, 2019 9 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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Spanish Moss: Tillandsia Usneoides

Spanish Moss: Tillandsia Usneoides

May 01, 2019 5 Comments

Spanish Moss is probably the most common Air Plant in the United States. In fact, I’m sure you’ve probably stumbled upon it. Think of that quintessential southern city. Is it Savannah, Charleston, New Orleans, or perhaps even the home of Air Plant Supply Co., St. Augustine, Florida.

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All About Air Plants: The Genus Tillandsia

All About Air Plants: The Genus Tillandsia

April 07, 2019 2 Comments

A member of the Bromeliad or Bromeliaceae family, Tillandsia consists of a genus of approximately 540 species. Most commonly found in South America, Central America, parts of Mexico and the southern-most border states of the United States, these plants thrive in the deserts, mountains and forests areas of these regions.

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Air Plant In Focus: Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador

Air Plant In Focus: Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador

January 17, 2018 1 Comment

Tillandsia Tectorum, one of our customers' favorite air plants, is native to Ecuador and Peru where it can be found growing in large populations on Andean cliff faces and outcroppings. The large, fuzzy trichomes and overall whimsical appearance appearance of the plant have made it exceptionally popular among both air plant novices and enthusiasts.

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Easy Propagation of Air Plants

Easy Propagation of Air Plants

June 14, 2016 13 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 3 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 a miniature version of the top of a pineapple with several pointed leaves.

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Top 10 Small Air Plants

Top 10 Small Air Plants

June 14, 2016 3 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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Trichomes: Not Mold, Mildew, or a Fungus!

Trichomes: Not Mold, Mildew, or a Fungus!

March 22, 2016 3 Comments

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 2 Comments

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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Air Plant in Focus: Tillandsia Stricta

Air Plant in Focus: 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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