Tillandsia is the largest member of the bromeliad family, native to the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. It is most commonly known as the air plant. There are over 450 different species of air plants.
Air plants are epiphytes, meaning plants that grow without dirt. Air plants attach themselves to rocks, trees, shrubs, or the ground with their roots.
Common pest include mealybug and scale insects.
Air plants can grow 10 to 12 inches tall.
Air plants should be kept where they'll receive bright, indirect sunlight or under fluorescent lighting.
Air plants need water once every weeks, depending on your home's temperature, light levels, and humidity.
Yes, while air plants are not toxic to dogs and cats, it's important to keep your air plants out of reach of your pets, because they may pose a potential choking hazard