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.
Love my plants-advice has been very helpful. Explanations are very clear for caring for them. Thank you
Love my plants and truly appreciate the instruction and help
I haven’t found any I don’t love! These make awesome gifts! A fun alternative to cut flowers 💐
I purchased the Tectorum Ecuador plant. The plant and container arrived quickly and in a nicely packaged box. We call it Ms. Prickles as it is fuzzy but yet looks like it would be prickly. Super easy to care for a it only takes a quick mist once a week.
I plan to order from Valley View Ridge again in the very near future!
What a beautiful plant and a great experience! I will come back for sure!
Excellent customer service! Perfectly packaged for shipping. These make prefect gifts! A cool alternative to sending a flower arrangement!
I received this beauty in the mail today. It was packaged very well. This red air plant is unique and I love the different options to put the plants into. I’ve never had a plant in bark before. How cool to bring nature back into my home.