What is an Air Plant?

A year ago, we would have asked the same question! They seem to have become more popular the last few years. Their scientific name is Tillandsia with almost 700 different species. They are typically very small plants (some are less than an inch in size) that take years to grow. They grow in Mexico, Central America, South America and the southern United States.

What makes them unique is that they do not require soil. Just water, air and light. They use their roots to hold on trees or rocks and get nutrients by drinking water through their leaves.

These plants only bloom once in their lifetime. Pups or baby plants are produced when the original plant is nearing the end of its life. Once the original plant has matured each pup will grow to be an adult plant that then flowers and process repeats. This process can take years based on the species of air plant.

These plants are great for small spaces like dorms or apartments. They help bring a part of nature to you wherever you live. We typically use large sized air plants with birch bark, grapevines and natural wood to create one of a kind air plant creation.