Are you looking for an easy-to-grow plant because your thumb is … well … not so green? Look no further! Air plants are the easiest green thing to grow and require very little care. Also known as Tillandsia, they do not thrive on air alone. You’ll need to water them from time to time.
I love these plants. They’re graceful and exotic and look pretty anywhere you place them.
You’ll find air plants in a variety of sizes, too. I found my latest group of air plants at the flea market. This tiny Tillandsia was just $2, but most are a little more expensive.
Air plants enjoy bright, indirect sunlight and good air circulation. If the tips of the plant should ever become brown, simply snip it off with scissors. Angle the cut to make it look more natural.
Be sure to water your air plants 2 to 3 times per week. I simply set mine in a bowl of water for about 20 minutes. Then I remove them, shake off the excess water and set them on a windowsill to dry out.
There’s one thing about air plants that I find very sad.
You can set them almost anywhere, provided they receive indirect, bright light. Such pretty little things that thrive with minimal care … even if you do have a brown thumb!