By Ryan Lesseig, Meriel Lesseig
Air crops, sometimes called tillandsias, are a number of the simplest crops to develop, which is helping clarify why they're doping up in shops around the kingdom and showing in magazines, on blogs, and in every single place Pinterest. the fantastic factor approximately air vegetation is they use their roots to anchor themselves to an item, which permits them to develop in numerous destinations evidently. this adaptability of progress makes air vegetation excellent for adornment of domestic and office.
While air crops are identified for being effortless to develop, they nonetheless do want awareness to outlive and dwell a fit existence. If treated, tillandsias will reside for numerous years and should even supply pups" for extra years of delight! Authors Meriel and Ryan Lesseig are air plant fanatics who became their ardour into revenue with Air Plant layout Studio, an e-commerce website that sells all issues air vegetation. the following they proportion information for correctly taking care of air vegetation in addition to suggestion and guideline for a myriad...
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Ryan & Meriel Lesseig are co-owners of Air Plant Design Studio, a premium online retailer of Tillandsia. They live in Tampa, FL with their two dogs Haley and Molly. Their mutual love of nature and design, and Meriel’s strong background in marketing, lead them to develop their business, which they are continuing to grow both locally and nationally. They enjoy traveling, especially to the Florida Keys where they are able to combine their love of tropical plants with their love of the water. All About Air Plants: Tillandsia Species and Care Commonly know as air plants, Tillandsia is a genus within the Bromeliad family that consists of over 700 different varieties.
TILLANDSIA STRICTA The Tillandsia stricta is one of the fastest growing plants from seed, and there are many different types of cultivars and hybrids. Some of the more common cultivars include: stricta soft, stricta hard, stricta silver, and stricta midnight, among others. Generally dark green in color, most strictas have stiffer leaves and will bloom a nice white and pink bract that will open to display white flowers. A very popular Tillandsia, these are generally easy to grow and will thrive in a large range of conditions, creating a nice sized clump over time if left intact.
However, too much light can harm mesic varieties, and they may suffer from sunburn and develop brown spots. ” These varieties display green leaves but have a higher proliferation of trichomes than their fully mesic counterparts. Many Tillandsia fall into this category, and these plants will prefer semi-frequent watering and a significant amount of bright indirect (not full) sunlight. ADAPTATION Like many plants, Tillandsia have the keen ability to adjust their characteristics and features—both physical and functional—to their growing environment.
Air plant care and design: tips and creative ideas for the world’s easiest plants by Ryan Lesseig, Meriel Lesseig