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I Challenge You To Kill This Air Plant

July 17, 2017

I got this text from my mom’s friend last weekend saying, “Do you have an air plant?”

Tbh I had no clue what an air plant even was.

…but my quick Google search made them seem pretty cool.

Two days later, I got a package with an air plant and a very trendy pot/frame/holder/iron triangle thing.

Honestly, I think air plants are the coolest things ever.

Like even I won’t be able to kill them.

So… a what plant?
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An air plant uses no soil and is happy to live wherever you put it as long as there’s light.

They don’t have roots because basically their entire being can absorb water and nutrients from the air.

In the high elevations of the Andes, where they’re from, they get all the water they need from the misty air. In a little apartment, they need a tiny bit more love but are still THE easiest plants to take care of.

Did I say how they’re literally the easiest plants to take care of?
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To water them, you simply put them in a tub of rain/bottled water for 12 hours.

(Don’t worry, they just drink what they need and chill out… I need to be more like an air plant).

And then they’re good for two weeks.

You can tell how watered they are by the colour. A stressed air plant might be a little brown or curl its leaves.




Okay, So I might be a little air plant crazy.

But the options are endless. You can throw ’em in a bowl, hang them, put them on cool pedestal things, in a jewellery dish, anywhere.

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I wish I could take my little air plants with me to Scotland but I feel like there’s something distinctly not okay about taking plants across boarders…

If anyone in the UK finds a place to order them from, please let me know asap. Promise?

Okay, well I’m off to pretend I’m an air plant and soak in a cool shower to get away from the NYC heat.

Are you a plant person? Where would you stick an air plant?

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