How Does Air Plant Grow On A Crystal?
So exactly how does air plant grow on a crystal? There are a few ways to make the air plant grow a crystal. And I will show you a couple neat tricks to keep your air plant lush on a crystal air planter.
Let the air plant rest on top of the crystal
Yup. Simply let your air plant perch on top of the crystal and it will grow. Air plants are epiphytes. They have air roots that do not need to be covered by soil. While you can mount an air plant to a crystal or rock, it is not necessary for the plant to grow.
Your air plant can easily have the good air circulation it needs when you allow the air plant to grow on top of the crystal without attaching it to the rock.
You can also take the air plant off for a long, good soak in water or change out the plant as you like by growing your air plant on a crystal detached.
Also check out this list of 5 Air Plants You Should Avoid Soaking.
Attach the air plant on a crystal with plant safe adhesive
The other way to create the seamless air plant growing on a crystal look like we do with Air Friend is by attaching the plant on a crystal with plant safe glue.
This gold dipped amethyst crystal air plant garden shows a good example of to attach an air plant on a crystal.
You can also find more examples of how this is done in our shop section at PlantsAndBeautifulThings.com
Use a dab a plant safe adhesive on the bottom of the air plant and attach the plant to your favorite crystal. The adhesive creates a moisture barrier between the air plant and crystal. This helps the air plant to grow on a crystal with less risk of root rot.
New leaves will continue to grow in the middle of the air plant while it is mounted to the crystal. Just water your plants with a spray bottle or dip it in a bowl of water. Be sure to shake off any excess water after each watering and you are good to go.
Need more help on how to grow an air plant on a crystal? Check out our Ultimate Air Plant Care Guide for detailed air plant air tips!
And don’t forget to leave a comment below to share with everyone how you grow your air plants and keep them lush and happy.