Monday, September 12, 2011

All I Need Is The Air...

I've always been a little nervous of homes where plants have overtaken the interior. I need natural lighting and I can't imagine blocking it out of my home with flora. However, greenery can also be a cool design element of any space.

My latest flora discovery is the air plant. I was over at a friend's house and she had containers of air plants throughout her living room. Air plants can be displayed in almost any way because they require no soil. This makes them a perfect alternative to large plant containers in our small apartment space.  The absence of soil also reduces the temptation for our two-year-old to go digging. Their care involves a little bit of natural light and a soaking in water 2-3 times per week. Many air plants eventually produce brilliantly coloured blooms. 

It turns out my friend's neighbors import air plants so I was able to do a home visit and pick up a tray. Now they're on my night shelf, adding a little bit of pretty to our bedroom. I'm a novice at caring for air plants but mine are still alive and kicking, so I must be doing something right!

If you're in the Vancouver area, you can e-mail Epiphytic Art at to find out more about the different varieties of air plants and how to purchase them. Air plants are also available at Celsia Florist.

Air Plant Displays at Epiphytic Art.

Some more nifty ways to display air plants.


  1. I love plants! I think they really warm up a room. Air plants are too sparse and spikey for me though. :)

    Hey is that email supposed to be elementalherbs?

  2. Ha, ha. You'd think I got the spelling wrong but these lovely ladies also breed reptiles! You may not want air plants, but want an axololotl ; )?

  3. cute blog :) nice ideas

    following you now on bloglovin,maybe you want to do the same ? :)