If you crave variety, you can create a mixed terrarium with succulents and air plants of varying textures. Just make sure that your air plant does not get planted in soil or sit in moisture as this can cause rot.
Herein, can air plants live in a terrarium?
Air plants grow well displayed in terrariums, which are clear glass or plastic containers filled with small plants. Often terrariums are tightly closed, but my light-bulb shaped container has one side completely open to help with air circulation.
Additionally, what is the lifespan of an air plant?
Tillandsias, commonly known as air plants, are perennial plants. This means that they typically live for more than two years (source), with their lifespan ranging between 2 to 5 years. However, their lifespan varies depending on the type of air plant and also the growing conditions.
Are air plants considered succulents?
Air plants (Tilandsia spp) and succulents are pretty much in the same class and are similar enough to be classified as succulents. Air plants have almost no root system and are often found growing on other plants or structures – such as the branches of trees. They are very hardy and require almost no water at all.
Air plants do best with at least a few hours of bright, indirect sun daily. Placement within 1 to 3 feet of an east- or west-facing window, or within a foot or two of an artificial light source is ideal. If you keep them well watered, they can have hotter, more direct sun and longer exposure. Avoid dimly lit locations.
If your air plant is ever looking ‘thirsty’ or like it’s struggling, you can soak them in water (in a bowl or sink) for several hours or overnight. This can often help to revive your tillandsia. When watering your tillandsia, rainwater or pond water are best.