The Magic of Air Plants

Air plants are an incredible genus of plants with the ability to live without soil. Their
specially adapted leaves absorb water and nutrients from the air, allowing them to live anywhere in nature, including suspended from treetops and bare rock. Found in South America and the southern United States, air plants have an amazing variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.

Airplants like bright, indirect sunlight and filtered water. They can be watered either by submerging them for several hours about every 10 days, or spraying them until dripping wet more regularly. They like temperatures from 50-80 degrees. Because they're so versatile, the possibilities are endless. A single suspended air plant is simple and beautiful, but they can also be arranged in any style and in any area. That's why it's so fun to design with air plants — they can bring nature to any space, indoors or out.

Caring for you Air Plants in Glass Globes

Air Plants contained in Glass Globes have become quite popular, this calls for some important caring guidelines to keep your new airborne friends happy and healthy for many years.
  1. The larger the globe the more care you can give your plant.
  2. Water your plant when you first receive it by soaking 20-30 mins. Take note of the size and color and you should see how happy the plant is. Keep this "picture" in your mind.
  3. Allow your plant to dry almost completely before placing in the globe.
  4. Mist your plant every 4-5 days with ONE Spray for tiny globes, 2-3 sprays for globes 3-5 inches, more if the plant is in a large open globe. The key is to judge the drying time, the smaller the globe, the less circulation, the longer the plant will hold the moisture. If you over water the plant will die.
  5. REMEMBER what your plant looked like after soaking? If it has lost that happy healthy look, take it out and soak it for 30 mins to an hour, shake, allow to almost completely dry and replace in globe.
  6. Do not place your globes directly in front of a window where they get direct sun. Remember the glass will intensify the sunlight and the heat. Indirect light is best and some will even grow in low to moderate light.

 For those of us who have more of a black thumb than green, Air Plants are the perfect companion.
Swing by the Paris Market to see what our design girls have created with these incredible plants and take  home a few of your very own.
Happy (Not) Planting!

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