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Air plants

We’ve told you about terrariums as ornaments and rings that require watering so why not add air plants to the mix? I mean, aside from the fact that telling people you grow air plants (scientific name tillandsia) is an awesome conversation-starter, if you are creative like UNAODD, the blogger behind the skull/air plant wall hanging above, they make for a rad non-traditional decoration. Additionally, air plants are the perfect plant for anyone who has a knack for killing things, because they require almost no water and obviously, no dirt. You can basically stick them on or into anything to add a little green to your life. Here’s a list of 10 ways the folks over at Apartment Therapy displayed their air plants, though I believe that they could learn a thing or two from UNAODD in regards to thinking outside the tiny glass container.

amanda | Apr 5 2010 10:53am | art, garden, air plants, tillandsia | Comments 9

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Panty Buns  says:

Those might be perfect for me. I’m so forgetful about watering that I’ve managed to lose almost everything except for some succulents like aloe vera and some ivy.

Apr 5 10:34 AM

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Thyrza Segal  says:

Tillandsias DO need water- they need to be soaked for hours a week when they are in a dry indoor environment… That being said, I LOVE them in the cow skull! They look amazing!
This is how I have been working with tillandsias :

Apr 7 10:14 PM

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wow! one of the best display ideas I’ve seen! *sketches in notebook…*

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john  says:

wow! thats some use for a skull, is it a stag?! anyways, yep airplants are fantastic little plants!

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