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Our Mission is to provide our loyal customers with a great selection of competitively priced air plants, terrariums, natural displays, wholesale/bulk finished product, rare plants, and more! We offer a 30 day guarantee on our plants so you can shop in confidence knowing we ship healthy beautiful plants that we stand behind. We offer FAST shipping and orders $60 over ship for FREE! We make buying air plants easy even for beginners with our Air Plant Starter Packs that include a unique collection or air plants in variety of shape, sizes and textures. We even include an 8oz fertilizer bottle to keep your plants looking happy!
Dedication to our customers goes way past our first sale, as we strive to be your source for all things Air Plant! Our extensive Air Plant Care section has articles detailing topics like How to Water an Air Plant and Air Plant Care 101. We also dive into individual tillandsia spotlight articles where we highlight different species and talk about their origins and native habitats. Having trouble with your current air plants? We also have a section where we discuss common air plant questions as well as an article "what is wrong with my air plant?" where we talk about common ailments. But don't worry, every order comes with an air plant care card that helps outline how to care for your new plant babies!
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We get this question a lot, "What is an air plant?" and "What is a Tillandsia?". Often times people assume that they get their name because they are found in trees or on rock cliffs, hanging in the air. Or because they only need air to survive or even better yet because they "clean the air". All of these reasons are somewhat right, and definitely not wrong! In reality, air plants get their name due to the fact they generally found hanging in the air! They are able to pull moisture and nutrients from the air with dense scales on their leaves called "trichomes". While most plant get nutrients and water from their root system, this is where tillandsia really stand out from the norm.
Air plants are a nickname for Tillandsia, which is a genus in the Bromeliad family. There are over 600 different types of tillandsia or "Air Plants", a number that continues to grow as new species are being discovered. Most air plants are epiphytes, using their root system to attach themselves to a host. Interestingly enough, they do not use their roots to pull nutrients from their host rather just to anchor themselves. Some tillandsia air plants are even aerophytes, meaning their root system is very minimal and are used to anchor their base in shifting or loose desert sand/substrate. Some of the more green types of air plants can be potted in a very fast draining mix, although doing so can increase your risk for fungus/root rot due to extra moisture around the base of the plant, so we don't always recommend it unless you are very experienced in caring for that type of tillandsia. The lack of soil need allows air plants to be used in a wide array of design ideas! From terrariums to living walls, air plants are a unique alternative to traditional foliage.
In nature Tillandsia air plants can be found in a wide range of environments, from humid rainforests to dry and arid deserts. The bulk of tillandsia are found in Central America, South America, and Mexico but they are also native to parts of the Southern United States like Florida. Florida actually has several native air plants many which are on the protected list. You will find that the characteristics of each plant are fine tuned for their environments and can be broadly broken up into 3 different categories; Mesic, Xeric, and hydric. To learn more about the differences between these classifications, check out our article Mesic Vs. Xeric Plants which details the differences between these categories.
"How do you care for an air plant?" Our customers ask this one quite a bit, and it's a tough one to answer! The simple answer is that caring for an air plant depends on a lot of factors, with some of the more important ones being what type of tillandsia "air plant" and what type of environment you in? Are you keeping your air plant indoors or outdoors? Matching the right plant for your environment goes a long way in being a successful air plant parent. If you live in an area with a lot of humidity, you may find that the greener more "mesic" type air plants will do well. While on the other hand if you live in a place like Arizona, with dry hot air you will have better luck keeping xeric tillandsia like Xerographica and Duratii. We have found that for most environments and most air plant species, soaking two or three times a week for 20 minutes or so is enough hydration. More importantly is that your plant is able to dry out within a few hours and doesn't sit in moisture for prolonged periods. Want to learn more about caring for your tillandsia air plants? Check out our in depth care info and for detailed info on waterings methods we have a great article about tips for watering your air plant.
I received my order today and the plants are wonderful! They arrived in great condition and look beautiful in my office! Highly recommend Air Plant Design Studio!
This grab bag is worth more than the asking price. My wide assortment plants arrived healthy in the middle of winter, with a postal slow down.
You will not regret it. Will be ordering again.
I love your selection. My air plants came in excellent condition, healthy, absolutely beautiful. I was delighted to have one flower after I’d had it for several months. You’re the only place I’d buy air plants from.
I was just gifted a 5 month subscription for Christmas from my mother and my first box came today! I was very surprised by the early gift and also very impressed by the health and quality of the plants. One is already in bloom and the other is starting to. They are gorgeous! I am excited to continue recieving these beautiful plants in the future. Thank you for taking such good care of them!
These were just what I was looking for... something "different" to put up in my apartment.
People like them alot.
Scattered them around the house in a variety of displays- old cups, lava rock, ash tray.
Terrarium is the perfect gift for my wife who forgets to water her plants.
My wife loved the geometric designs.
The girls loved them! One of them put it together right away and hung it up before she left for vacation! The service was above and beyond.
In bloom when I received this plant. Arrived in good condition. 'I am looking forward to additional purchases
Even bigger and more beautiful in person! Quick delivery great service! Thank you.
I have never ordered air plants online. After reading many reviews I selected plants from air plant design studio, and I was not disappointed. Plants are all thriving in their new home and I am anxiously awaiting my next subscription box. It’s a mystery and a fun surprise to open. Only one comment, I received no directions for mixing powder fertilizer. Information would be appreciated. Great shopping experience.
I received my new air plants over a week ago and am very pleased with them. I was very excited to display them and love to look at them all the time. It is amazing how these plants bring joy during these difficult times. Thank you Air Plant Design Studio for your excellent customer service from ordering, answering my questions and delivery. I can count on you!
I am in love with this little guy! I have recieved several compliments because I keep it at my desk at work. Customer service was fantastic and refunded my shipping because there was a delay due to covid. Ill reorder most definitely!!
Received plants in great condition. Thank you so much they are lovely and my 8 year old son loved the baby one which he will care for himself.