One of the things I love about air plants – also known as tillandsia – is that they can be displayed in virtually unlimited ways. With soil out of the picture, an air plant can live in any container, on any ledge, in any opening, on any surface; they are one of the most versatile plants in terms of home decor. Which, for someone like me who loves crafting things, is the gift that keeps on giving. Continue Reading
Air plants, or tillandsia, are popping up all over the web these days. And with good reason… they're low-maintenance, inexpensive and are sure to garner attention from your guests. Here are ten super inventive air plant holder ideas, and creative ways to display these curious little natural beauties.
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.)
Here's another installation by Flora Grubb Gardens in, appropriately named, The Plant Cafe Organic on Pier 3 in San Francisco:
And check out these 'domes' of dripping Tillandsias Usneoides (Spanish hanging moss) that featured last fall at the London Design Festival. Continue Reading
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