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Is the Brown Part of My Air Plant Normal?
Once you receive your new set of Tillandsia air plants, you may notice that some of the species are completely green while others tend to be brown towards the bottom. While this may raise concern, rest assure that a darker base does not always indicate the plant is dead or unhealthy.
What's Killing My Air Plants?
Air plants can be susceptible to health issues due to environmental factors or improper care just like any other plant or living thing! By reviewing this list of topics, you can be confident in diagnosing and preventing health problems to grow happy and healthy air plants.
Winter Care for Air Plants
Air plants thrive in outdoor settings throughout all regions of the United States during the warmer months of the year. However, air plants are tropical species so moving them indoors if or when temperatures drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit will be necessary for wintertime survival. 
What are Hydric, Mesic and Xeric Air Plants?
Before learning about how to care for your air plant, it's important to know where they come from. Understanding your plant’s native climate is the first step in knowing what kind of care it needs! The names for the climate designations used to classify air plants, or Tillandsia, are Hydric, Mesic and Xeric. 
How to Keep Your Air Plants Healthy
Having trouble with air plant care?  This list includes some of our best practices tips on how to care for your air plants!
Are You Poisoning Your Air Plants?
Once you have the basics of air plant care down, it is important to consider other environmental factors that may be harmful to your plants. Curled copper wires to hold or stand-up your air plants or glass terrariums faceted with copper could be harmful if they are indeed made out of pure ‘Cu’.
Caring for Air Plant Christmas Trees
Thank you so much for ordering our handmade Christmas Trees! For every tree sold, Air Plant Supply Co. will donate an extra $3 to support our primary schools in Guatemala. Once you finish admiring its beauty it is time to water the tree. Follow the instructions below.
What are Air Plants?

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.

Air Plant Watering: The Soaking Method
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.
Air Plant in Focus: Spanish Moss
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.
All About Air Plants: The Genus Tillandsia
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.
Air Plant In Focus: Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador
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.
Easy Propagation of Air Plants
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.
Air Plant in Focus: Tillandsia Ionantha
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.
Top 10 Small Air Plants
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.
Trichomes: Not Mold, Mildew, or a Fungus!
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.
Air Plant in Focus: Tillandsia Stricta
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.
Air Plant Pests
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.
Air Plant Light Requirements
When discussing air plants and the lighting requirements, we usually refer to 3 main lighting types. Filtered, Dappled, and Full to Partial Sun.
Air Plant Watering
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. 
Bromeliads consist of a wide variety of plants with the ability to flourish in a diverse set of climates. The appearance of their foliage is also varied. The leaves can appear symmetrical or irregular in shape.