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How to Decorate with Airplants


By Ushi Patel



Air plants, known as tillandsia, are a low-maintenance houseplant that grows without soil. There are more than 650 types of these alien-like beauties, which make them great for adding a variety of texture and green to your space. In their native environment, air plants anchor to tree branches, rocks, and rooftops. Each air plant leaf is covered in scales known as trichomes, which absorb water and nutrients from the air. These unique characteristics make them a popular design element – living walls, wedding or holiday centerpieces, mobiles and much more.

The best way to water an air plant is to submerge it in a dish of water for 12 hours, every 10 to 14 days. Air plants only take up as much water as they need, so you won’t risk overwatering. They need bright but filtered sunlight which make them a great addition to a screened porch or lanai. Many enthusiasts and designers place an air plant in a bright bathroom to take advantage of shower generating humidity. Air plants look fabulous alone, as an architectural element or in a terrarium.

Here’s a great starter kit by Hinterland Trading Company:


They have curated the widest variety of sizes, shapes, and personality possible into this grouping and include and 8 ounce fertilizer. The set includes, Xerographic,Fasciculate, Juncea, Medusa, Stricta, Valentina, Oxacana, Abdita, Ionantha Ionantha, and Agrentea. You can get the Hinterland Trading Air Plant Collector’s Edition Set Here.


Get Creative! Here’s some design inspiration once you get your new Air Plant Kit.


Image Via: West End



Image Via: Pistils Nursery




Flex your green thumb with Air Plants.Use this great starter kit by Hinterland Trading Company.

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