Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Easiest Houseplant Ever

Last January when I was browsing through the greenhouse area of a garden store on a cold, snowy day I came across a display of tillandsias (otherwise known as air plants). I stopped to look at them, and a nearby store associate pointed out one plant that was getting ready to bloom. It was cold and gloomy outside, and the plant only cost a couple of dollars, so I bought it.

I brought it home and placed it in a small glass dish next to the kitchen sink.  Several weeks later I found a small piece of wood to set next to the plant, which made it look more substantial.  When we were on vacation this summer one of the couples that we ate with gave us a large shell as a memento.  I think the plant looks nice inside it.

This plant is the easiest one I've ever grown.  I mist it daily (when I remember) and give it a good soak in a glass of water once a week.  That's it.  The plant gets the nutrients it needs through the leaves

Five years ago today: To Keep or Harvest?


  1. That's what I need, an easy house plant that grows itself.

  2. I love tillandsias - or tillys as The Bloke and I call them. The flowers are amazing. We have various species attached to the Robinia that grows up through our deck

    1. Annie Jay, thanks for stopping by and commenting! You must live in a warmer climate than I do; they'd freeze if left outside during the winter here.