Growing Plants Out of Thin Air


Think you can’t grow houseplants? Think again! Even the most non-green-fingered among us can keep an air plant alive. These hardy and unique little plants grow without soil, getting all the water and nutrients they need from the air. This means they’re not only easy to grow, but easy to display: no soil spilling out of a plant pot; no dribbles when watering.

There are more than 650 different types of air plant (or bromeliad), and they are native to the southern United States, Mexico, Central and South America. This means they thrive in warm conditions, such as inside a house, and will grow even when neglected. Plus, with no need to keep their roots buried in soil, these plants are hugely versatile and can flourish in anything from a glass jar to an old branch.
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