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How Do I Water My Tillandsia? (SOLVED)

Bulbous air plants are unique in that they have what are called “pseudobulbs πŸ€“” These onion shaped bulbs are actually hollow, and in the wild, ants colonies build their nests inside of them πŸ€“ Take care when watering these plants, especially when soaking them πŸ‘ The pseudobulbs could become clogged with water, causing the plants to turn brown. For watering, you can either dunk the plants and shake off any excess water. These plants include the T. Caput, T. Bulbosa and T. Pruinosa. [1]
Allow the plants to soak in water for between 10 and 20 minutes. Take care to gently shake out any excess water off the base of the plantsSitting water can damage or kill plants. The best way to water plants is in the morning. We suggest that they’re be leaving in their pots for 4 hours. Never let your air plant You can leave your plants in the water for long periods of time. Another option is to use the “dunking” technique, which involves dipping the plants in the water multiple times and then gently shaking off the excess water. Rosanna Stinson, who brought it to our attention, thought this was a great idea. [2]
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A bright, well-filtered light is the best. The higher the humidity the better. Silvery-leafed plants (ex. Xerographica, Harissii), can be grown outdoors in full sunlight, provided they’re are keeping in a well-ventilated greenhouse. Close to un-shaded glass in a sunny room or conservatory the same plant The air drying out in an oven can cause them to quickly become brittle. They may require weekly or daily misting in a sunny area indoors depending on the method that you choose. Read our post on the effects of Summer Sun Your air plants. (Edited by Brinton darby November 22, 2020). [3]
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Airplantshop.com He also suggests that air plants should be soaked in warm water for between 20 and 30 minutes each week. Make sure the water is lukewarm or room temperature so you don’t shock the plant. Air plants receive a lot of nutrients from water. Therefore, water with a high amount of nutrients and minerals is important. Rainwater is best, but if you don’t have an easy way to capture rainwater, the next best thing is spring water. Other options include creek water, well water and lake water. Use distilled water only. Filtered water. Water that has been distilled and not filtered contains fewer nutrients and minerals. Many municipal water systems contain more chemicals as well, and less nutrients and minerals. This was revised by Walter Taylor, Zhenjiang Jiangsu (China), March 6, 2020. [4]
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Article references

  1. https://www.air-plants.com/blogs/air-plant-care-and-design-articles/air-plants-that-you-should-avoid-soaking
  2. https://www.air-plants.com/pages/air-plant-care
  3. https://www.airplantcity.com/pages/air-plant-care
  4. https://airplantshop.com/blogs/air-plant-care/how-to-water-your-air-plants
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