Have you noticed that air plants are trending?

If not, it’s time to pause and examine this exciting trend. We think you’ll love learning about air plants and how to use them in your mobile home. 

Plants bring positivity into the living space of any mobile home — providing beauty, health, and optimism. Yes, you read that right — plants can bring optimism with their presence. 

In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at air plants, why they matter, and how to use them.

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But before we progress, we understand that some may be asking, “Wait, air plants? What’s an air plant?”

No worries, friend. We’ll explain what these magical plants are and take a look at their purpose.

Why air plants are trending and how to use them in your mobile home

Tillandsia is the real, scientific name for air plants. But why are they called air plants? Well, that’s because they get most of their nutrition from the air. While they sound like a high maintenance plant, they’re actually low-maintenance. 

This is good news for a plant novice who wants a fancy bit of green in his home. Keep these plants at home or work —  their low-maintenance makeup will help them stay in good shape. And minimal effort is great for the homeowner on the go, right? We’re all for ease where possible.

What’s in a trend

Now let’s talk about the trend. That’s right, air plants are a hot, new trend. And you want to know why? Well, for one thing, they’re almost maintenance-free. Plus, you can get them in over 500 varieties — talk about options! And on top of that, they’re otherworldly, bringing an exotic charm to any mobile home.

Benefits of mobile home air plants

There are numerous reasons why air plants are so appealing. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, this plant will thrive. Air plants are easy to grow. But that’s not the only reason to love them.

They empower you to fight off colds

That’s right. They’re a leafy superhero of sorts, mitigating dust and keeping your air clean. That means you can fight off a cold better than you would without them. They remove contaminants and allergens from rooms.

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They reduce stress and lower blood pressure

Yes, a plant that reduces stress! How cool is that? Plants, in general, do reduce stress and incite happiness. They cultivate feelings of calmness and optimism in any room.

Additionally, they lower blood pressure and increase brain function. You can focus better with happy plants in your home! And that’s an advantage that’s hard to pass up.

Air plant maintenance

As we said above, these plants are easy to care for. 

Keep your air plants in temps that are in the 60s if not warmer. Don’t place them near your air conditioner vent or by the window (during the winter, anyway). In regard to water, you can water them once a week. Do you see them dying out sooner? Then simply add more water as needed. 

Watering them entails placing them face down in water for 10 to 20 minutes. Shake off the excess moisture from your plant’s base. For optimal results, water plants in the morning and return them to their container after they’ve dried.

How to use air plants in your mobile home

So the big question is, how do you use air plants in your mobile home? We have some great ideas for you, so let’s take a look.

Because they’re not confined to the soil, you can be quite creative with how you employ air plants in your home decor. You can rest one on top of another inside fruit crates used as shelves.

Or you can perch them on metal stands for a lovely table centerpiece. 

Another option is to use a steel tripod or fishing wire to hang them on your wall. 

Be creative. Put them in hanging glass globes or seashells. It’s up to you to make your air plant decor as whimsical as you’d like.

Bring a little green into your life

As you can see, air plants are trending for good reason. They brighten up a room while providing a positive function in keeping your air clean.

There’s something to be said about cleaner air, especially during flu season! So what do you have to lose? Go out there and acquire some air plants for your mobile home. 

Save time, spend time

And if you’re wondering what you should do with your time while you’re watering those plants, we have a solution for that too. The 10-20 minutes it takes for the plants to soak up their H20 is a perfect opportunity for you to tackle around-the-house tasks like cleaning or laundry. Check out our easy laundry hacks to get you charged up about this routine job. Don’t let that air plant watering time go to waste!

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