Air Plant is the familiar name frequently used for those small, tropical looking plants often found hanging from a display in the garden section of many big box stores. It is a type of plant with hundreds of varieties of evergreen perennials in the family of plants known as Bromeliaceae. They are native to forests, mountains and deserts of Central and South America and are also found in the southern United States and the West Indies. While they are currently being farmed and propagated all over the world, their natural environment is anywhere warm and moist with filtered sunlight.
Air Plants are a favorite for use in terrariums and simple, indoor displays and for gardeners like me who don’t have much of a green thumb. Due to their naturally small size, they are also perfect for decorating fairy gardens and similar displays but they are also ideal for creating your own personal, miniature rock balancing garden or a unique Zen garden on your desktop.
As long as you follow a few basic guidelines, caring for Air Plants is quite easy making them the ideal plant for:
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