Air Plant Terrariums
There is a couple of ways you can water an air plant. You can submerge them in water, or give them a quick spritz with a spray bottle.
When spritzing, spray the entire plant then light shake the water off then place them to dry on a clean cloth or paper towel upside down for a couple of hours before placing back into the terrarium.
When submerging, shake the water off then place them to dry on a clean cloth or paper towel upside down for a couple of hours before placing back into the terrarium.
If there is moisture gathering at the base of the leaves it can cause root rot, so drying is a very important step.
It is best to use pond, aquarium or rain water, you can also use spring water or bottle water but never use distilled water. Tap water can be used but the water needs to be left out for at least 24 hours beforehand
Air plant should be watered once per week, however you can water them 2-3 times per week in hotter / dry climates
If your air plants are flowering, try to avoid wetting the flower when watering.
Air plants can survive in low light areas, although they do best in bright indirect, filtered light.
Best positions are in a room with southern or northern facing windows.
If the sun does not directly hit the window you can place them on the windows sill. Air plants can burn in direct sunlight, especially when near a glass windows or in a terrarium.
EXTRA CARE TIPS
If you notice your Air plants leaves curling, this often means your air plant isn't getting enough water. It is recommended to give them a good drink of water and allow them to soak in water for a couple of hours.
Make sure your soaking container is clean and is not used with any other soaps and chemicals.