You’ll have seen it at countless boutique spas and gyms: greenery hanging off grids, walls and ceilings. They’re air plants and, as well as being bang on trend (the living wall in New York’s cult meditation studio MNDFL is a marvel), the thinking behind them – biophilia: the idea that humans have a deeprooted connection with nature that’s crucial to wellbeing – is legit. Biophilic design is proven to boost productivity and encourage creativity. Air plants like Tillandsia ionantha and abdita get their nutrients via their leaves, rather than a root system. They need, well, air – so keep them in open spaces.
The fun part? You can grow them in your choice of receptacle.
Earn bonus points by hanging them from a grid, such as the Mkouo Grid Hanging Planter (£15.99, Amazon), then spritz them with water once a week.