Have you seen those neat balls of air plants hanging in a greenhouse and ever wondered what they were? These are actually air plant clumps that are formed from multiple offsets ( pups) that are growing together! Or maybe you want to grow a clump of your own. Read on for some tips on growing an air plant clump, and some photos of some pretty impressive air plant clumps that we have had over the years!
This lovely T. ionantha clump is mounted to a piece of driftwood. It is attached by the plant's roots!
Some plant clumps lend well to being hung by wire which encourages them to grow in a spherical shape, but they can also be mounted to a piece of wood, or left to grow unmounted. We have had great success in growing T. ionantha clumps on wires.
A Tillandsia ionantha rubra clump hanging from a wire
A stunning T. ionantha clump in bloom
- Continue caring for your plant as normal, giving it adequate sunlight and water
- Fertilize once a month ( We have fertilizer available in our shop)
- Allow pups to grow instead of removing them
- Use wire to hang the clump to promote a spherical shape
Do you have any air plant clumps in your collection?