Airplants are bromeliads that these don’t require soil to survive. Using their tiny root systems to attach themselves to trees, rocks, or cacti, they naturally survive in jungles or deserts, from sea level to mountain regions. Their leaves have small scales, called trichomes which create their silver appearance as they absorb moisture and nutrients. Many varieties even go through a dramatic color change once they begin to bloom. The bloom of an air plant can last anywhere from a couple days to an entire year.

Learn more about growing them in the articles below.


Growing Tillandsia

Growing everywhere from Virginia all the way to South America, Tillandsia, or air plants, are proudly the largest genus in the Bromeliad family.

Types of Airplants

Part Two of this guide is an overview of some common air plants you’ll regularly find in our shop, with a description of their general needs.