Fill a bowl with lukewarm water
Place your air plant in the water and let sit for 20-60 minutes
Lift it up and make sure you shake off all excess water
Place upside down on a towel in a bright place with good air circulation
Let it dry for about 1-3 hours
Make sure the Air Plant is dry within 3 hours, and check that no water is left in the base.
“Air plants will quickly rot if they are not properly dried after watering.” — PLANTA TIP
If your air plant is placed in a container or mounted on something making it hard to soak it, you can provide it with water by misting:
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
Only misting your air plant is not the best way to give it water - but it might be the only way if it’s mounted on something or placed in a glass container. To ensure your plant's health, try to give it a good soak every now and then between misting.
“Air Plants are epiphytes, which means they live on other plants without taking any water or nutrition from them. ” — PLANTA TIP