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Air Plants Galore

By January 15, 2014

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container gardening picture of tillandsia in tried cholla cactus

Tillandsia in Dried Cholla Cactus

Photograph Kerry Michaels

I am a chronic slayer of houseplants. However, I also love them madly and am committed to having them because I believe - and there is research to back me up - that plants are not only good for the air, they are also good for the soul. Though I don't know of any studies that have covered the soul part, there is evidence that houseplants make people happier and more productive.

Anyhow, I'm a huge fan of air plants. I love their weird and wonderous forms and the fact that they can, well, live on air and water. There is something elegant about many tillandsias and I love them inside glass. Even though I've been told they do better in circulating air, I've had tillandsias last pretty well inside terrariums.

I recently discovered the Air Plant Supply Company on Twitter and ordered up a bunch of tillandsias as a gift for my mom. They plants were very reasonable, priced between $3-$8, and the quality was fantastic.

Here are a couple of links for what I've done with air plants.

Tillandsia Martini

Tillandsia Terrarium

Tillandsia in Glass Pear


January 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm
(1) Jan @TWOwomenANDaHOE says:

Thanks for the great article, Kerry! Did not know much about air plants until now!

May all your gardens grow!

January 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm
(2) Jan @TWOwomenANDaHOE says:

Thanks for the great article, Kerry! I did not know much about air plants until now!

May all your gardens grow!

January 14, 2011 at 8:05 pm
(3) Kerry says:

Thanks Jan! Air plants fascinate me.

January 23, 2011 at 12:27 pm
(4) Karen says:

I have found them to be equally as fascinating and addictive. Inexpensive and require no soil. Thanks Kerry for all the info and links.

July 25, 2011 at 9:39 am
(5) CurlyRae says:

Great link for air plants! thanks “o)


May 16, 2013 at 3:42 am
(6) Lalith Perera says:

I need the contact email address of Kerry Michaels.

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