I have this love/hate relationship with indoor plants. I really think that plants, flowers, or some living element is essential in a space. They give it life and movement. Plants also bring me a lot of joy and happiness, as I think they do for guests as well. I’d probably have an orchid in every room in my house if I had the right conditions. I also love the ever-popular fiddle leaf fig. You remember Bonnie and Clyde, right? They are doing quite well.
Anyway, over the years I’ve tried many plants and have learned what works best for me. Because with that love, also comes the hate. Like most people, I think watering plants is a pain in the butt. Some plants are very finicky when it comes to light and temperature. No matter how much you care for them, they just may not perform well.
With all of that being said, I decided to try a new plant for my new room – an air plant. It’s a plant that can survive without being planted in soil. They store water and nutrients in their leaves to survive. Anyway, a few weeks ago Joss and Main had an air plant sale. I was immediately attracted to the plants which were shown in their blooming state. I’d never beforeseen a picture of them blooming.
I just loved the bright colors and thought they would be the perfect plant for my new room. Since Joss and Main was selling sets of plants, I did a little Google search and found the Air Plant Shop and ordered two of my favorites.
When they arrived I was initially disappointed at the lack of color, but then realized they weren’t blooming. Duh!
These are the two varieties I purchased.
For plants, I think they are pretty cool. I’m really hoping I can manage to keep them alive. Based on the provided instructions, they seem like pretty low-maintenance plants.
Now, I’m on the hunt for a really striking terrarium or vessel to put them in. I found a few options below from CB2 and Terrain. I may also search for something vintage. Any of which would work, but I need to get a few more things completed in the room before I start with any accessories.
As you can see from the picture below, some sort of housing is required as Sebastian has a love for any type of plant. I swear he was a florist in a previous life.
What do you think of air plants? Do you have one? Thinking about getting one?