Ok, this post doesn’t really have anything to do with the weather, but we came across a lot of questions during our first show over the Black Friday weekend.
So, for the most part we found that our snowbirds down for the winter had a lot of questions about air plants (apparently they are better known as air ferns up north). We’d like to take a little space to let people know just how easy it is to enjoy air plants, no matter where you are.
So the most wonderful thing about air plants is that they don’t need dirt. This means they’re not banned from the office like many other plants (no dirt=no bugs). It makes them the perfect gift for coworkers, bosses, and other peers in professional settings for the holiday season.
While we explained that air plants need more than air, it doesn’t take a whole lot of time or energy to care for them. As long as they get bright light without direct sun and water, they are good to go. They even do well with fluorescent lighting. As far as water, some our pieces are misted or sprayed every other day and others can be submerged for 20-30 minutes twice a week. With the dozens of pieces we have and the small nursery, it only takes me about 10 minutes to care for the many we have.
That brings us to why they are our favorites. Without the need for soil, they can be mounted on nearly anything and almost anything is fair game for holding them. Now, you see all kinds of globes and terrariums for air plants, but don’t forget they need air circulation too. In fact, we’ve gotten loyal patrons by fielding questions and advising them on prior purchases from other sellers that were not thriving or even dying.
So, that’s the lowdown on these wonderful plants and why they make great gifts for anyone, especially all those “green” friends and family.
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