How to Fertilize Your Airplants

How to Fertilize Your Airplants

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AIR PLANTS


Air plants don’t require much fertilizing, but feeding them once in a while will promote blooming and reproduction (pups!).

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:


WATER BATH WITH FERTILIZER

  1. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water

  2. Mix a small dose of fertilizer into the water

  3. Place your air plant in the water and let it sit for 20-60 minutes

  4. Lift it up and make sure you shake off all excess water

  5. Place upside down on a towel in a bright place with good air circulation

  6. Let it dry for about 1-3 hours

NOTE

Make sure the Air Plant is dry within 3 hours, and check that no water is left in the base

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SPRAY WITH FERTILIZER

If you placed your Airplant inside a container you can spray it with a fertilizer solution.

  1. Fill a spray bottle with lukewarm water

  2. Add a small dose of fertilizer and mix

  3. Mist around your plant, and not into it, to avoid water getting logged in its base - which can cause it to rot

    • For small containers: 1 spray

    • Medium containers (3-5 inches): 2-3 sprays

    • Large containers: 3 or more sprays

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“Feeding Airplants increases the chance that they will reproduce.” — PLANTA TIP