12.28.2011

Encounters With Wild Air Plants

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you might have noticed a have a little obsession with succulents (check it out here and here if you want to catch up). Well I've been harboring another secret plant crush - air plants. Oh air plants you pretty things, I'm going to say it publicly - I love you!!


Well you can buy air plants but... I happen to know they grow everywhere in Florida... and I happen to be in Florida for the holidays...



The hunting grounds were beautiful! I even took a picture of a few baby air plants so you can ooh and aww over how cute those little guys are.




Just took a little patience but now the air plants and I can live together forever (or as long as air plants happen to live).

Here are some projects I might try with them...


And the super adorable air plants in lightbulbs featured on Curbly.


What do you think? Are you a sculptural plant person (ie succulents/air plants/cacti) or a flower person?

5 comments:

  1. I love both plants & flowers, but I usually am unable to keep plants alive *hides face in shame*. So I'll usually go with flowers, 'cause they'll die anyway. Those air plants are so cute though!

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  2. I absolutely love the plants from west elm!!!! I think I am going to buy one for my living room!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. You know, if there is anything you can keep alive it would be an air plant. They are hardy little suckers. They essentially just live off the air!

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  4. those are amazing looking, how have i never heard of them before?! i want some.

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  5. So cool! Just remember, keeping your air plants in a container with standing water will kill them! They need to be watered and left in an area with good air circulation for at least 4 hours prior to being put back in a container. Never let them sit in standing water! We have a great air plant care page on our website if you want to learn more!

    www.air-plants.com

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