Air plants, also known as Tillandsia, are a wonderful way to add greenery to your home without the maintenance of a regular houseplant. They do require water, but they don't need to be planted in soil so they can be placed in all kinds of unique spots in your home. Here are ten of our favorite ways to display air plants.
No, nobody shoved a light up a plant’s yahoo to make this lamp. It’s actually an orb with Tillandsia, aka air plants, attached to it. The plants need no soil to survive. Just light, air and a spritz of water every now and then. I’m guessing the orb is water tight so the spritz won’t end in a sizzle. To read more about the lamps and its creator Kara Bartlet, visit Inhabitat.
A couple of weeks ago we considered the beauty and growing techniques of Tillandsia, aka 'air plants'. That post sparked fellow Curblier thyrza to share some gorgeous pictures of air plant displays. The top image, which utilized silver chains and hoops is an original creation of thyrza's. I'm totally digging the alien/pod thing that's going on in this thyrza terrarium as well:
(You can see more work by thyrza by following this jump.)
Air plants might look fake, but they're not. Their genus is Tillandsia, and their family the Bromeliad. They can be grown indoors or out, prefer cool nighttime temps and bright filtered light. They also do well in artificial light as well; florescent is best. Tillandsia grown indoors prefer to be thoroughly wetted 2 to 3 times a week, whereas if they're grown outdoors they may never need watering. For food, an air plant will do just fine with a Bromeliad fertilizer (17-8-22) twice a month. Continue Reading