As most of you know, I’m a big fan of air plants. If you weren’t already aware of this (or have no idea what an air plant is), you can check out a few previous posts about them here, here, and here.

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The other day when I was watering my air plants (which involves soaking them in a bowl of water for about 30 minutes once a week), I noticed that three of them are having little air plant babies. Now, I assume there is a technical term for this kind of plant propagation, but I’m calling them air plant babies. I am ecstatic. So much so, that I felt the news needed its own post here on IBC.

Air Plant Giveaway | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

See the little extra plant shooting off from the main plant? I assume when it’s big enough, I can just break it off and it will survive on its own. So fun, right?

Air Plant Giveaway | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

When it comes to plants, it’s always hit or miss with me. I’ve had a few of my indoor plants for years, while other plants have not survived under my care for more than a few months. Thankfully, I have managed to keep my nine air plants alive and, apparently, even enabled some of them to reproduce.

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The reason I like these little guys so much is because they are easy to care for and they add a bit of life to my home. I think that every interior space really benefits from a touch of something living. Have you noticed that the home featured in your favorite decor magazine has some sort of plant or botanical in every room? Maybe even two. As I mentioned on Wednesday in my Tips for Styling Centerpieces post, botanicals have a way giving your space life. They can also add interesting color, shape, and texture. If you ever feel a room or area is “missing something,” try adding a plant.

Air Plant Giveaway | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Anywho, elated as I was by the sight of little baby air plants, I decided to share the news with you. I also emailed Scott and Jody at The Air Plant Shop and asked them if they would be interested in hosting a little giveaway on IBC. I’m happy to report they were more than delighted to do so. I bought all of my plants from the The Air Plant Shop and give them my highest recommendation. Plus, they often have awesome sales, and who doesn’t love a good sale?

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I was so excited when they offered to give away one Xerographic. This is known as the Queen of Air Plants. While most of the others are smaller in size, the Xerogrpahia is about 4 inches tall and 7 inches wide and will eventually grow three times that size. I actually have one of these and it’s probably my favorite. (Don’t tell the other little guys.) And thanks to the kind folks at The Air Plant Shop, I’m thrilled to be giving one away!

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Thanks again to The Air Plant Shop for sharing my excitement and offering such a cool giveaway. Have an awesome weekend, everyone!

This giveaway is available to readers in the United States. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be randomly selected and will be named at the top of a post. I was not compensated to host this giveaway, but The Air Plant Shop did provide the prize.

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Comments

  • Nicole at

    do you really soak each air plant for 30 minutes once a week? I have 1 of them that I just recently got at a local art fest and he told me to spritz it once a week. Maybe mine need more water than that?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Um, honestly, I usually do it every two weeks because I forget. But, the instructions say once a week, so I didn’t want to give bad advice. Haha!

      xo Michael

  • Cynthia Sage at

    You really do need to soak them. The first time I had them I was told to spritz them and they died. This time I’ve had them (from the Air Plant Shop) and soak them every one to two weeks and they are doing so much better.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes – I agree. Soaking them is a must. I can tell after I soak mine they feel and look happier and healthier.

      xo Michael

  • girlfromwva at

    congrats on your air plant babies!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. Thanks so much! #proudpapa

      xo Michael

  • Faith at

    These are so pretty and could work for someone who doesn’t have a green thumb!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You got it! Exactly!

      xo Michael

  • Sharon at

    As someone who umm expires plants a bit too early these are awesome!

    Thanks!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. You better believe it!

      xo Michael

  • Brenda Kula-Pruitt at

    Michael, interesting that you are posting on this today. Yesterday I purchased my first plant that didn’t have dirt, but was planted instead in Hydroton. I came home and ordered some to plant my other plants in. Then I can take them out of the dirt. In the seventies, hydroponics was big. So now I’m trying it again. What medium do you plant your plants in for the inside?9
    Brenda

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hydroponics!? What is that? I need to google that ASAP. I just use dirt. But the air plants require no dirt. They just hang out as they are.

      xo Michael

  • Lin at

    I saw your first post on air plants and wanted to purchase some. But I don’t have any sunlight in my home except for my small kitchen window which has my Aloe Vera plant. I do not have a green thumb I might add. Do you think they need to be in direct light to live? I love your plants and your babies and also all the new decorating you have done in your cute home.

    • Brenda Kula-Pruitt at

      Hope you don’t mind if I chime in here. They need bright light but not enough to burn, as in sunlight. And be no more than 10 feet from a window. Hope that helps.
      Brenda

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Thanks Brenda!

        xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      All of my air plants are near a window. They may get direct sunlight for a couple hours, but it’s most just bright in the areas that they are. Hope that helps!

      xo Michael

  • Elizabeth G. at

    I love Aloe plants.

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