“Air plants are Epiphytes, which means they grow on another tree, host or object, but they don’t steal nutrients from their host, they just use it as a home to grow on. Tillandsias are tropical plants that usually live for several years and will bloom and produce flowers only one time during their lifetime. Contrary to their common name, air plants DO NOT live on air, and some species are aquatic, growing on seaweed.”
The first time I saw a Tillandsia planter on Etsy, I thought “oh, that’s cute.” Not being a houseplant person (because I have this bad habit of killing them…) I didn’t think much of it.
The second time I saw a Tillandsia planter, on Design*Sponge, I thought, “Cute, but I’d kill it, and then I’d feel bad.”
And the third time I saw a Tillandsia planter (this time in necklace form on Etsy) I decided that I HAVE to have one.
I don’t have my Tillandsia yet because I’m still in the research/see-if-I-can-talk-myself-out-of-yet-another-plant phase. But in my research I’ve come across a lot of useful information about growing these plants. And since they seem to be a good option for those of us with limited space, I thought I’d share some of the great Tillandsia-related stuff I’ve seen online…