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Three Wonderful Ways to Display Your Air Plants

Three Wonderful Ways to Display Your Air Plants

We are mesmerised by air plants and their incredible versatility, as they thrive without the need for soil or containers! This makes them perfect for sparking creativity and DIY gifting. From sizable specimens to tiny ones, air plants come in various shapes and sizes. Whether you prefer a single plant or a cluster, they are sure to create an eye-catching display!

In this guide, we present suggestions for displaying these truly remarkable plants. Additionally, we recommend specific air plant varieties for each option.

Embrace the uniqueness of air plants by crafting a carefully designed display for your home or as a thoughtful gift for someone special! 

Air Plant Glass Display

Difficulty to make: easy peasy 

What you’ll need:

  • 1x washed and dried glass vessel
  • Pebbles
  • Air plants
  • Spray bottle 
  • Scissors

For this display we recommend using a mix of Tillandsia fuchsii, Tillandsia magnusiana and Tillandsia ionantha rubra and Tillandsia usneoides.

Step 1 Prepare all your materials and place them on a flat surface to work on.

Step 2 Take your clean glass vessel and airtfill it with a layer of pebbles.

Step 3 Next, add a layer of Tillandsia usneoides (spanish moss) on top of the pebbles.

Step 4 Place your air plants on top of the Tillandsia usneoides.

Step 5 Give your air plants a gentle misting. 

Step 6 Place your air plant glass display in a spot where it will receive enough light and sufficient air flow. 

Air plant cage 

Difficulty to make: easy

What you’ll need:

  • 1x bird cage 
  • Air plants 
  • Wire 
  • Scissors
  • Spray bottle 

For this display we recommend using a mix of Tillandsia ionantha rubra, Tillandsia juncea, Tillandsia capitata peach, Tillandsia fuchsii,Tillandsia magnusiana and Tillandsia usneoides. 

Step 1 Place your materials on a flat surface to work on.

Step 2 Cut a few pieces of wire for each air plant that you will attach to the outside of your bird cage. We recommend using a mixture of Tillandsia ionantha rubra and Tillandsia fuchsii.

Step 3 Attach the wire to your air plant and then twist onto your desired position on the outside of the cage.

Step 4 Repeat step 3 as many times as required to create an impact on the cage.

Step 5 Arrange bigger air plants inside the cage, such as Tillandsia juncea, Tillandsia capitata peach and Tillandsia magnusiana. Place them on top of draping Spanish moss. 

Step 6 Use strands of Spanish moss to fill and decorate the cage. 

Step 7 Give your air plant a gentle misting. 

Step 8 Hang your air plant cage where it will receive sufficient bright and indirect light and good air flow. 

Seasonless Air plant wreath

Difficulty to make: moderate

What you’ll need:

  • 8 air plants
  • Tillandsia usneoides
  • Wreath 
  • Florists wire 
  • Scissors
  • Spray bottle 
  • Ribbon / rope for hanging 

For this display we recommend using the following air plants: Tillandsia capitata peach, Tillandsia caput medusae, Tillandsia fuchsii, Tillandsia magnusiana and Tillandsia ionantha rubra and Tillandsia harrisii.

Step 1 Start with twisting your moss around the frame. You choose how much you want to cover up the wreath frame. Tillandsia usneoides twists easily around the frame. Whereas, with sphagnum moss may require florists wire to secure it.

Step 2 With your moss in place and providing a hydrating base for your air plants to rest on, you can now begin with where you want to position each of them.

Step 3 For each air plant, cut a 10cm piece of wire. Twisting it around the base of the plant. 

Step 4 With your finger, make a gap through the moss on the front of the wreath where you would like to place the air plant. 

Step 5 Insert the air plant’s wire through a gap in the wreath and secure the air plant in place by twisting the wires on the back side of the wreath onto the frame.

Step 6 Repeat this until you have secured all the air plants you’re using, onto the frame.

Step 7 Secure a piece of wire / rope / ribbon at the top of the wreath and hang it in your desired position.

Step 8 Give your air plant a gentle misting. 

Step 9 Place your trio of air plant rocks where they will receive enough light. 

If you don’t have time to make one or want to share the gift of a living wreath, shop it here.

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Air Plant Care

Keep your air plants happy in bright indirect light and ensure good air flow. Mist them thoroughly twice a week. 

To ensure they receive the nutrients they need, add air plant fertiliser to your misting mix. We recommend using EasyGro Foliar Feed for Air Plants / 1 heaped scoop per litre of water. 

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