THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF AIR PLANTS
Rootless wonders come in a variety of interesting formations and colours
To many it may seem a strange concept, but these rootless plants do actually exist and are an ideal item to brighten up your winter living space.
Also known by their scientific name, tillandsia, air plants can be placed almost anywhere and come in a variety of interesting formations.
Because of their unique nature, they are an excellent talking point when you next have guests over and are easy to look after as they don’t require soil.
They come in traditional green, gray-blue, gray-green, and red-tipped — adding some fresh colour to your room without taking up lots of space — and are excellent for cleaning air in the home.
Also almost as hardy as cacti and succulents, you don’t need to worry about getting someone to come over and water when you go away for a week or two.
Here are some ideas for featuring your air plants as decor in your home:
● On or in a short natural log or driftwood
● Suspended from the ceiling using thin wire to nestle the plant in place
● Adhered to an interesting rock or piece of sandstone
● In a terrarium alone or with moss and other plants
● Suspended upside down in sea urchin shells to mimic jellyfish
● Brighten up the kids’ room by placing an airplant in a ‘Pokeball’
● If you’re really keen, affix several to a wall as a feature