What are airplants?
Tillandsia or airplants, are a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, native to the forests, mountains and deserts of Central and South America, the southern United States and the West Indies. It is a type of plant called an Epiphyte, which means that it does not need soil to grow, but rather absorbs almost everything it needs through its leaves, leaving the root-like parts of these plants for anchoring them into their location, usually in the crack between tree branches, or on a rocky cliff face.
The fact that these plants can be grown with no soil, and with relatively very little attention, is what has recently made them ultra-cool again. They are virtually bomb-proof little plants, that any gardening novice can successfully grow at home indoors, and outdoors. They literally only need 3 things: