Xerographica Tillandsia a gorgeous bromeliad hailing originally from Southern Mexico and Central America. We are offering 3 sizes of this air plant. Ours small size is approximately 4” around, medium is 6" and large approximately 10" around.
For an air plant to thrive, you need to create a situation that avoids rotting their delicate root. Water can pool up and not thoroughly dry out and once that happens, there is no turning back.
Soak your air plant in water once every 10-14 days depending on your indoor humidity. If your home is dry, soak every 10 days, if it is fairly humid, then more like every 14 days.
Treat them extra sweetly by soaking them in a large bowl of rain water or spring water if possible, this gives them access to naturally occurring minerals. Place them in, head first and soak for 15 minutes.
Next, the most important step—remove from the water and flip upside-down to let those crevices dry out. That’s where water can hang out and cause the fatal rotting situation. I recommend using a soft bathroom or dishtowel underneath your Xerographica to give it a nice, soft cushion.
Allow them to dry, face down for at least one hour. This time gives them plenty of time dry after their soaking & prevents any root rot from occurring.
Then feel free to transfer them to their home in indirect light, or east facing direct light is good too. They make a stunning holiday centerpiece on a beautiful dish or tray, or hang them up on a wall.
They love a kitchen or bathroom atmosphere. You can even bring them into the shower! I just wrote a blog post about this subject if you’d like to explore a little more.