Have you guys heard of air plants? I had heard about them in the past, but had sort of forgotten about them until I visited interior designer Phoebe Schuh’s home. She had just one air plant sitting in a glass on her kitchen table and I fell in love all over again:
They’re just… so… cool. Aside from the fact that they look like sea creatures that have been frozen mid-movement, they don’t even need to be planted. They just hang out – look!
One of the most common misconceptions of air plants (also called Tillandsia) is that they don’t need to be watered; that they can thrive on air alone. This is not true. Air plants need water and sunlight just like any other! It’s just that they need it in a different way than most common houseplants. The amount of water your plant needs depends on its environment. If the plant is indoors in a home with dry air, it should be submerged in water for 2-3 hours every two weeks. As for sunlight, indoor air plants should be placed no further than ten feet away from a window. For more in-depth instructions on caring for your air plant, check out Air Plant City.
I don’t own an air plant yet, but I heard there’s a little plant shop right around the corner from me that sells them… I’ll be paying them a little visit this week. J For now, I’m just going to get lost in these images for a while:
Would you ever own one of these little guys?
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