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A Botanical Magic Trick: Air Plants and Aeriums

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A Botanical Magic Trick: Air Plants and Aeriums

April 24, 2012

An air plant suspended from a wall, growing without any visible evidence of soil, still seems like some kind of a magic trick to us. A charming one, though. Here are a few we find hard to resist:

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Above: A Mounted Staghorn Fern does best in bright, indirect light. Having its root ball wrapped in moss before being mounted to a cedar plank simulates the way it lives in nature, growing in crevices of trees. It’s $105 from Terrain.

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Above: A Tillandsia Garden will get most of its nutrients from particles in the air. Immerse it in water once a week; mist it every couple of days. Use tillandsias in terrariums, aeriums, or tabletop arrangements. A set of six is $68 at Terrain.

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Above: A Recycled Glass Bubble Wall Terrarium has a flat side for hanging; it’s $55 at Sprout Home.

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Above: A Hanging Glass Globe Mini Terrarium is the right size to display a single tillandsia; it’s $13.50 at Sprout Home.

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Above: A Cube Aerium filled with lichen and twigs and tillandsias comes in three sizes from Flora Grubb in San Francisco; prices range from $22 to $29 (or a set of three is $75).

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Above: Another way to sneak plants into an urban environment: a DIY installation of tillandsias as wall art. Flora Grubb recently showed us how to do it.

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