Airplants are found growning on trees and rocks. They can not live in soil. Water once a week by soaking in a luck warm bowl of water for 20 to 30 mins. Let dry over night on a papertowel. Place in favorite decorative dish in bright indirect light in your home. The leaves turn recd or burgundy. Healthy plants have white specks all ofer teh especially after a good watering. It can live 5 to 7 years. It blooms once in its lifetime for 2 to 4 weeks, sometimes longer.