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March 25, 2016

Crystal Quartz in Rain

I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks of full roses under my cypresses.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it.
— Hanamoto Hagumi

Soulmates are people who are created in pairs but get separated in the human evolution.
 Stephanie Noblet Miranda

I was pretending that I did not speak their language; on the moon we spoke a soft, liquid tongue, and sang in the straight, looking down on the dead dried world.
— Shirley Jackson

An old alchemist gave the following consolation to one of his disciples: No matter how isolated you are and how lonely you feel, if you do your work truly and conscientiously, unknown friends will come and seek you.
— Carl Gustav Jung

Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together? Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences.
— alurely

March 15, 2016

Air Plant Bath

Nurturing an air plant can be a peaceful, low-maintenance pastime with just basic knowledge and a few tips needed to help the plants flourish. Depending on the specific type of plant and their native climates, each one may have variant degrees of requirements that should be individually researched for optimal care.

Native to the forests, mountains, and deserts of Central and South America, the southern United States, and the West Indies.
Classified as epiphytes, meaning they are able to grow without soil while attached to other plants.
Optimum temperature for most species is around 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
One plant can yield up to a dozen offsets, known as pups.

Submerge plants in water for a couple of hours or spray heavily with a mister bottle about once a week, more often in hot, dry weather.
Use spring, filtered or rain water to ensure purity.
Focus on hydrating the leaves and avoid overwatering the roots.
Soak in the morning, if possible.
Allow plants to thoroughly dry before returning to their homes.

Ensure proper air flow as no soil needed.
Use a diluted fertilizer once per month to encourage pups and blooms.

Provide bright, filtered natural light or full spectrum artificial light.
Some species like direct sunlight in the winter months.
Most prefer warmth and humidity.

Gently remove or trim dead leaves to keep the plant healthy.
Pluck the pups after they grow at least 1/3 the size of the mother plant.
Dried out, brown tips may indicate a need for more watering.
Soggy leaves that easily fall off may indicate too much water.

Read more in depth tips here and here.

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