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Tillandsias " Air Plants "

Tillandsias or commonly known as "Air Plants" belong to the Bromeliaceae family. (Fun Fact: that makes them related to the Pineapple Plant) These unique plants are found in mountains, deserts and forests of the Americas. Commonly seen in Florida is the Spanish Moss (Tillandsia Usneoides) that overflow on the trees.  Unlike your typical house plant, Tillandsias absorb their nutrients through their leaves from the air rather than their roots. Their roots allow them to anchor themselves on trees.  Determining the care of your Air Plant will depend on which type it is. Xeric or Mesic. Xeric Tillandsias are native to desert climates. Characteristics of these types are pale green leaves to absorb the direct light, often flat leaves, may have fuzzy trichomes (hair)....

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Light: Place your succulents under Bright Indirect Sunlight. Some succulents will enjoy being outdoors during the summer months. Be sure to check for any signs of sunburn or pests.  Water: Only water your succulents when the soil is completely dry. Using a long stem watering can will allow direct access to the roots. 

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