We are now carrying air plants at The Flower Factory! Air plants or Tillandsia are a genus of around 540 species in the Bromeliad family (Bromeliaceae) found in the forests, mountains and deserts of Central and South America, Mexico and the southern United States.
The thinner-leafed varieties grow in rainy areas and the thick-leafed varieties in areas more subject to drought. Moisture and nutrients are gathered from the air (dust, decaying leaves and insect matter) through structures on the leaves called trichomes. The roots of these plants are used as anchors only. Tillandsia are epiphytes and need no soil and require very little care. The planting and display options for these unique plants are endless and can make a great addition to your home or workplace.