Published by Ken Wilson,
I rarely pride myself on keeping plants alive. However, a few years ago I was given a few air plants. These plants require minimal maintenance and apparently live a long time. From what I was told, I need to soak this plant in water for 5 minutes a week, shake off the excess, and place it back in my window.
I've faithfully followed that procedure for over a year and the plan seems to have held this state of green.
Then we worked from home.
After many, many weeks of working remote, I find myself back in the office. I neglected to take this plant home so I assumed I would find it shriveled and dead. To my surprise, I found it like this.
It's not 100% as vibrant as when I left it, but it's pretty close. This leaves me to wonder a few things:
- Is weekly watering even necessary?
- Has the plant been dead the entire time and it's dead state looks greenish?
- Did the moisture content in our offices keep the plant alive without my intervention?
I can't help but feel like the act of watering isn't fully necessary. From here, I plant to document the plant's appearance routinely but won't continue to water it. I'll just see what happens.