Big Ass Air Plant

Tillandsia xerographica
True to its nickname, this one's quite large for an air plant.

The big ass air plant thrives in bright, indirect light and needs water once a week. All you need to do is plug your sink and let it soak in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Shake excess water from the bulb and dry it upside down to prevent root rot in their crevasses.

If you see crisping or shriveling on the edges, your big ass air plant is getting too much direct light. Move it away from the light source to make it happier.

I mean, it's big. HUGE. This big ass air plant is about four inches high and five inches wide. 

How to not kill me.


Bathe it once a week

Plants can bathe, it's 2018. Dim the lights, sprinkle the rose petals, and burn some of that Le Labo Santal. Okay but really, soak it in lukewarm water for 15 minutes once a week and dry it upside down so no water remains in its root ball.


Bright and Indirect

Think bright, dappled light that streams through the classiest of sheer JC Penney curtains. The brighter the better, but direct sunlight will burn its leaves. Let's not do that.


Slays in high humidity

The more moisture it can absorb from the air, the better. Let it be better.


Dry it upside down

This helps excess water flow out of the bulb, which prevents root rot.

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