Reasons a Jellyfish Plant Should Be Part of Your Home or Office Décor

The jellyfish plant is one of the coolest air plants you can have in your home or office. Not only are the air plants awesome to behold, but also the way the jellyfish plant is arranged and displayed is even more amazing.

It’s full of lifegiving qualities, both physically and mentally, so if you’re considering having this plant in your space, you’re on an exciting path into a whole new kind of plant life.

A Jellyfish Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices

A Jellyfish Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices

The jellyfish plant comes from the Tillandsia family, which separates out into desert plants and dry climate plants, both of which essentially grow the same way. They require very little care and just a little love and attention.

The jellyfish plant is a classic air plant that is placed inside of an urchin shell then suspended upside down. A clear line is strung through the top of the shell, so the plant looks like a small jellyfish is floating through the air.

It’s an even more interesting look to have several jellyfish plants hanging together.

While most plants contribute oxygen to the atmosphere and absorb toxins, air plants do this with even more proficiency. They have tiny hairs on their leaves called trichomes, which absorb harmful chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde as well as water.

Are Jellyfish Plants Good for the Feng Shui Flow of a Room?

In addition to being beautiful to gaze upon and excellent for the air, the jellyfish plant, like all the other air plants, offers spectacular feng shui flow in virtually any room. Because it is a soil-free plant, the jellyfish plant is associated with the wind and water elements and thus symbolizes growth, abundance, and fortune.

With air plants in your home, you welcome and encourage prosperity and progress into your life and the lives of anyone who enters. Place these jellyfish plants in multiples in the eastern and southeastern directions of your home, which will help your family thrive. You can also expect an easy, free-flowing energy throughout your home.

For those interested in learning more about feng shui practices, check out this master class article on how to use feng shui.

Are Jellyfish Plants Easy to Grow and Maintain?

The jellyfish plant is one of the easiest plants to grow and maintain, requiring plenty of bright, indirect light, a little water, a bit of fertilizer, and no soil!

How Do Jellyfish Plants Grow?

These sweet little air plants grow well near a bright window with filtered light, hanging partway from the ceiling, up a wall, or on a high table or shelf. Given that, they will thrive with occasional watering and regular attention to their basic care.

What Kind of Soil Does a Jellyfish Plant Need?

No soil! One of the greatest joys, and what makes a jellyfish plant especially easy to care for, is that it requires no soil. That’s the reason they’re called air plants!

How Much Light Does a Jellyfish Plant Need?

The jellyfish plant needs plenty of bright, indirect light to truly come into its own and endure over long periods of time. Indeed, its best food source is light.

Once a season, you can also spray a little liquid fertilizer on the plant to give it a boost. But the most important factor for an air plant’s success is that it gets enough of the right kind of light.

How Much Water Does a Jellyfish Plant Need?

Unlike most houseplants, the jellyfish plant needs very little water. While many people think you can simply mist the plant, you also need to dunk these little lovelies in water a couple of a times, once every 7 to 10 days, then gently shake them out so all the water is removed. Finally, you can place them back in their vessels and allow them to thrive.

For more information on watering plants, check out my other article for signs, tips, and tricks to avoiding watering mistakes.

Other Conditions that Are Important to a Jellyfish Plant

Most of what we have covered here is all you really need to know about caring for your air plants.

Jellyfish plants need great air circulation, occasional watering, and plenty of sunlight. Just be sure they don’t sit in bright, hot light.

Finally, if you find the air plants have invited pests like mealybugs and scale, you can spray them with neem oil and wipe the bugs off the leaves. Continue to spray the plant with neem oil until the pests have clearly left the plant.

Jellyfish Plant Decorating Ideas

With jellyfish plants, the best ways to decorate are by collecting them in multiples and suspending them in a corner near a big, bright, filtered window. That way, they’ll get the light they need and attract the attention they deserve.

You can even place collections around the house near different windows in different locations of the house.

Do Fake Jellyfish Plants Look Real?

Do Fake Jellyfish Plants Look Real

If, for some reason, you don’t have the energy or the atmosphere to keep jellyfish or other air plants alive, you can always invest in artificial jellyfish plants. Fake jellyfish plants require even less care, and they can attract just as much attention.

And because air plants already look otherworldly and unreal, fake jellyfish plants look just like the real thing!

If you’re wondering if artificial plants are even in style, check out my piece on whether artificial plants and flowers are tacky.

Fake or real, you’ll love having a jellyfish plant in your home or office. It will be a great addition to any space.

Do you have jellyfish plants hanging from your ceiling? How do you keep them alive and well? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers.

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