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4 Things You Need to Know About Air Plants

Include these must-haves on your list of easy-to-care-for plants


Many of us are reluctant to maintain a garden due to busy schedules. How can you devote time for your plants when you have work and other hobbies to attend to? If you've always wanted to start a garden at home, you can start with air plants. According to Joanne Bohol of Black Thumb MNL, these plants are low-maintenance and can survive neglect.

Here are four important things that you need to know about air plants:

Main photo from A Beautiful Mess.

They are easy to care for

Even though they can survive drought, it is still important that you water your air plants once a week. Direct sunlight can harm them so if you're planning to put them in the balcony or lanai, choose a shaded area. If you're keeping them indoors, choose a space with an adequate light source.

Air plants love warm weather

According to Joanne, air plants are suitable for the Philippine weather because it loves warm weather. Since they draw water from the air, you only have to spray them once a week. With the constant rain showers lately, you may want to reduce watering as these plants can get nutrients from the rain. 

It can survive neglect

Even if you're too busy with work and other things, your air plants can survive since these don't need soil and constant watering. Even if you're always on the go and still want to add a touch of green to your space, you can work with air plants at home.

You can use it as decor

Does your balcony look plain? If you think that your outdoor area needs a bit of sprucing up, you can never go wrong with air plants. Put them on display using pretty glass containers and even recycled pieces. Feel free to experiment when it comes to displaying them for everyone to see and admire.

Photo from A Beautiful Mess.

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