Understanding Air Plants

What is an Air Plant.. tillandsia-798636_960_720 And how the heck can I grow one?

Air plants, scientifically named Tillandsia, grow without soil. Because of this, the leaves are responsible for absorbing the moisture, and the roots latch on to whatever structure you choose. These plants require bright, filtered sunlight; meaning they are perfect window plants for an office. They’re architectural flexibility makes them popular hanging plants, however they can latch on to any surface you choose–so feel free to get creative.

The drawback of these soil-free wonders is that they require special care to get the water they need. Many people use a spray bottle to mist the leaves of the plants every couple of days. However, in addition to this, these plants need to be submerged in water every few weeks. You can do this before leaving the office one day, and put them back on display the next. There is no fear of over-watering, because the plants stop absorbing once they’ve soaked up all the water they need.

Caring for air plants is a lot easier than it looks, and their adaptability to different structures make them a popular interior design plant. Of course, air plants will also purify the air in your office. Air plants. Below is a good starter pack for someone wanting to experiment with Air Plants.

 

Now that we’ve established how to begin caring for your new plants–let’s get on to the fun part. Below are some of the most fun air plant holders I could find on the web. Of course, there is always an opportunity to design your own. Let me know in the comments if you would like me to do a DIY version of some of these air plant holders!

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, these beauties do not require much of a base. There are several beautiful Hanging Plant hanging options as well if you want to try out that chic, architectural design.

Follow Tiny Desk Plants on Pinterest to see more ways to style Air Plants!

5 thoughts on “Understanding Air Plants

  1. jacquelineannemarielarkin

    I am determined not to kill my beloved air plants, which I’ve had for several months now. This post will help to ensure that! thank you for the great tips and tricks on how to keep these plant beauties surviving and thriving in my home.

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      1. jacquelineannemarielarkin

        I honestly can’t tell you what kinds I have…but they are gorgeous, and I’m hoping that their still intact state of ‘green’ is a good indication that I’m keeping them alive?!

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