Bull sheep. The resident black thumbs strike again. Big surprise.
It’s pretty bad when you can kill baby tears, people. Especially when everyone reassures you that they’re so easy to upkeep. You may remember them at a happier time, but they nose dived almost immediately. (Just to be clear, we watered them, sang to them, and cooed for them. We did.)
Now, for some plants that are at low kill risk – air plants! The girl at the store even told me so (but we’ve heard that before, ahem).
Air plants need a 1/2 hour soak once a week (followed up with light spritzes throughout the week with drier air, such as heated or air conditioned homes depending on the time of year), then flip them upside down on a towel to dry before putting them back in place. That’s it. We plumped Harry with leftovers wine corks for some fill (um, we had plenty just, oh, laying around), then set our plants right on top.
They receive their daily nourishment from – get this – the air, so no soil’s required, and filtered light is a-okay. We’ve found our leafy soul mates.
Anyone else enjoying the effortless nature of an air plant?