Air Plants Move Easy on Indoor Gardeners
Air plants, a category of plants officially called epiphytes, get their name out of apparently living on atmosphere. Although they seem to need nothing in the means of food or water, air plants really gather their moisture and nutrients in the atmosphere.
Whilst not accessible at each home garden center, air plants are found at specialty nurseries and are increasingly easy to find as they grow in popularity. Great for people with self-professed black horns, air plants need practically no maintenance. Just be sure they receive ample sunlight and are not left at a location where temperatures can dip freezing.
Debra Prinzing snapped this remarkable shot in the Tropical Plant Indoor Expo. Here, a collection of Tillandsia scale the wall at a unique planter designed by John Lamos for Viducci’s Garden USA.
With curving gray-green foliage, Tillandsia xerographica is a versatile atmosphere plant which can grow to be quite large.
Anna Marra Flowers’ walls are decorated with a few wall-mounted staghorn ferns, making an indoor garden from the store’s area from the Schoolhouse Electric factory building.
Shane Powers Ceramic Wall Planters – $19
Ceramic wall planters, like these matte white vessels by Shane Powers for West Elm, flip atmosphere plants such as staghorn ferns into living art.
Filled with a collection of little air plants, these clear glass planters by Shane Powers for West Elm permit you to make a hanging backyard. Just be sure to hang them where they will receive natural light.
When putting air plants into boats like this glass orb, make sure the boat’s opening will easily accomodate your plant. If the leaves get dusty, spritz them with a water jar.
DKOR Interiors Inc.- Interior Designers Miami, FL
In this glossy bathroom by DKOR Interiors, three staghorn ferms seem to grow from a wall that’s covered in tiles which resemble wood grain. An area window provides the quality sun these specimens prefer.
Flora Grubb Gardens
This wooden screen by Flora Grubb Gardens showcases many different slender-frond atmosphere plants. Says Grubb, “Our inspiration was the unusual and amazing qualities of these plants themselves, and also their capacity to survive without roots, without soil.”
More on Grubb’s air plant exhibits
Blogger Justina Blakeney shows her atmosphere plants at a surprising manner: at a pine apothecary chest located at a thrift shop in Los Angeles.
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