After flowering, most air plants start the reproduction cycle by producing “pups”, which typically start growing around the base of the air plant. When the "pups" grow to about 1/2 size of the parent, you have 2 cool options:
1) remove the "pup" and let your new plant grow, flower and reproduce again
2) leave the "pup" attached, and you'll soon have a beautiful cluster growing, which will continue to flower and produce new "pups"
It's very enjoyable to watch the growing cycle. Each specie of air plant reproduces somewhat differently. if you have kids, this is very educational and fun to watch. PLUS... you are purifying the air you breath. Air plants are one of the best natural air cleaners of all plant species.
Some Air Plants not only are beautiful to look at, but also release an intoxicating fragrance when in bloom. The yellow flowers of the Tillandsia Crocta and the Tillandsia Duratii are two of our favorites.
The delicate yellow flowers of the Tillandsia Crocta have one of the sweetest fragrances in all the bromeliad world. And the grape-scented Tillandsia Duratii has pretty violet-colored flowers that emit an amazing Concord grape odor for up to a month.
There are only about 30 of the 500 varieties of Air Plants that are fragrant. If you would like to purchase one of these, please visit our Air Plant store to see our current inventory. http://www.plantstr.net/collections/air-plants