Air Plants are Epiphytic (growing on other plants without harming them), they require no soil, and they get the majority of their nutrients from the air around them.
what are air plants(Tillandsia)?
Air Plants also called Tillandsia are around 650 types species of perennial flowering plants, evergreen, in the family Bromeliaceae. Native to the forests, mountains, and deserts of northern Mexico, Central America, and South America.
The name “air plant” is actually a little misleading, not because they can thrive on air alone, but because they require no soil at all to grow, and they get the majority of their nutrients from the air around them.
most air plants are epiphytic (growing on other plants without harming them). Some are aerophytes, who have a minimal root system and can grow on shifting desert soil.
Their leaves are covered with specialized cells (trichomes) capable of rapidly absorbing water that gathers on them.
Air plants tie themselves to, trees, shrubs, rocks, or the ground with their roots.
Due to the epiphytic way of life of the plants the peculiarity arises that these bulbs do not lie in the ground, but hang in the air on branches.
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance decorating house plant then Tillandsia air plants may just be the one.
I’ve never met an air plant that I didn’t think was charming!
Different types of air plants Tillandsia