The Best Way to Water Your Airplants
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Fill a bowl with lukewarm water
Place your air plant in the water and let sit for 15-60 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 that makes it too difficult to remove and soak it, you can provide it water by misting:
Mist around the exterior of your plant, and not into it. This will avoid the base getting waterlogged- which can cause it to rot
The surface of the plant should be thoroughly wetted but the plant shouldn't be sitting in a puddle of water
Misting alone 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