To begin, let’s discuss why air plants are some of the most unique houseplants around. The answer is simple: air plants are unique because they literally don’t need any kind of soil to thrive. They need water, sunlight, and air. As many gardeners know, the type of soil the plant is rooted in definitely makes a difference–and if you don’t have to worry about soil, you don’t have to worry about all of the diseases that come with growing a plant in soil.
How to Care for Your Air Plants
If you’ve just purchased your plants, now is a good time to fully submerge them in water for a period of 20-30 minutes. Shake any excess water from the plants when the 30 minutes have expired, and place them in an area with bright light and good air flow. Because it can be shocking for plants to go from one environment to the other, submerging the plants will make the transition less rough. Once dry, you can place your plants in the container of your choosing.