Reviving an Air Plant
Air plant care is not that difficult, but it does require a little bit of attention. Air plants are considered to be the easiest type of houseplant to take care of, and they’re also one of the most beautiful! If you have an air plant that’s looking less than perfect, we’ve got some tips for how to revive your air plant.
This article will give you some tips on how to revive an air plant from its current state – no matter where you purchased it or how long ago.
How to revive a rotting air plant?
Air plants are popular as a houseplant because they don’t need soil to grow in. This also means they die off if too much water is given, and it’s difficult for them to recover from being overwatered. Air plants that have lost their leaves usually can be revived with some care. The process of reviving an air plant takes a few weeks, so patience is key!
– Let the air plant dry out completely before watering again – never let it sit in standing water or saturated media (sand). Standing water will cause rot or decay, which cannot be reversed without cutting away at the roots first.
– Once your air plant has dried out thoroughly, feed it by pouring warm or room temperature filtered water over the entire plant.
– Let the plant sit for up to a week, gradually watering more and more every few days as it starts to grow new leaves. If you notice growth, feed the plant with filtered water twice per day or so until there is clear evidence of new roots – this can take anywhere from one month to three months, depending on how well your air plants were watered before they dried; out!
How to revive a dehydrated air plant?
To revive a dehydrated air plant, soak it in water for about 24 hours. Please place it in a room with bright, indirect light.
You might have to change the water every day or so and soak for up to two weeks before your air plant starts looking healthy again.
Some common signs that an air plant is becoming dehydrated are drooping leaves, wrinkly leaf tips, all of its roots at the base of the pot (or none), shriveled leaves, brown edges around the outer edge of each leaflet’s spine and tips.
How do I know if my air plant needs water?
If plants are drooping, they may need more water.
Rooting around in the soil for a few minutes can show how much moisture is present and whether or not you might want to give it some freshwater.
Soil should be damp but never wet.
If your plant is low on moisture or if the leaves are browning, then use water as soon as possible! The best way to do this is by placing them in a bowl of water for 15 minutes.
Can you overwater an air plant?
Air plants require regular watering, but overwatering should be avoided. An air plant can go weeks without being watered and will remain healthy as long as the environment is humid enough to keep it from drying out.
Air plants are sensitive to temperature. Keeping them in a cool area or away from cold drafts will help prolong their life and ensure they stay healthy.
The leaves of an air plant can develop brown tips if it’s been overwatered, not enough water is being given, the environment is too hot or dry, or there isn’t adequate humidity.
This type of discoloration usually does not affect how well the plant performs with regards to photosynthesis. It may also be caused by the salt build up on its leaves due to tap water exposure; replacing fresh water every few days should clear this problem up fairly quickly.