air plant surprise!

A few years ago, Tom got me a pair of airplants for Mother’s Day. I think they are super cool even though they are the least interactive and demanding plants I have ever cared for.

I knew air plants bloomed, but I figured that the ones we had were maybe post-bloom or something. I basically drizzle it with water twice a week and leave it to do its thing.

Imagine my surprise when I went out back one morning and realized that one of the air plants had bloomed!


From the little I read about air plants way-back-when, I seem to remember that they are similar to bromeliads in that after they are done blooming, the “main” plant goes dormant and pups begin to grow at the base of the plant that you can “peel off” and then plant indvidually (as much as you can “plant” an air plant!)

I’m eager to see what happens.

Not the most exciting thing in the world, I know, but a happy surprise in the midst of a gloomy and rainy week. Summer is definitely coming here in Southwest Florida…


Comments 3

  1. Donna wrote:

    I never knew they bloomed like that!!!!! Really beautiful!

    Posted 05 May 2013 at 5:35 pm
  2. Sherilee wrote:

    That’s pretty cool. I wonder how long the bloom will last?

    I killed the orchid Alan got me for Mother’s Day a few years back. I am BAD with orchids. I’m not good with houseplants in general but with orchids I am horrible.

    Posted 06 May 2013 at 12:50 am
  3. Curtis wrote:

    I’ve never seen blooms on an air plant before. Pretty cool.

    Posted 07 May 2013 at 10:44 pm

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