THE WON­DER­FUL WORLD OF AIR PLANTS

Root­less wonders come in a va­ri­ety of in­ter­est­ing for­ma­tions and colours

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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

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