From hard-to-find Tillandsia, to bulk and wholesale air plants, to gifts and terrariums, favors, and more – we’re happy to bring you the highest quality plants and exceptional customer service.
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.
Perfect service, quick delivery and very knowledgeable in their directions for care of use of the products and plants.
I love finding this company - just received another order and am impressed!
Thanks for trying them ........you won't be disappointed.
I thought the air plants were very small for the price. I am disappointed.
Currently testing this fertilizer on my plants.
Got a great variety, both in size and type, of air plants. Arrived prompted, and they look great. Will absolutely be ordering from them again.
The plants I order are always healthy and beautiful and the price is great. Perfect addition to my dining room decor.
I've been absolutely blown away by the quality of this subscription box! Several of the plants I received eventually produced beautiful blooms, and even those that haven't yet flowered are gorgeous. I was impressed by the value and repeated quality of the plants as well as the careful packaging for shipping. All in all, I couldn't be happier!
Ordered a starter kit and got a great assortment of healthy plants. I wasn't sure about watering and of course they have great resources for plant care.
Large beautiful plant. The only place I’ll continue to order plants from.
I ordered this grab bag along with an individual hybrid air plant for my mom and they were all beautiful and healthy! I made a special request as to have my grab bag plants all be different since this is my first set of air plants and I wanted the variety to start and that wish was granted and appreciated! One of mine even had a very tiny little pup attached to it which was also awesome! Totally recommend this shop and there will be additional purchases made through this shop in the future!
This website had just what I needed for a specific air plant. The package arrived quickly and just as described. The plant already looks happier to me.
I'll be returning to buy from Air Plant Design Studio. I bought six plants all togehter (paleacea, vernicosa, balbisiana, duratii, streptophylla, & schiedeana). They arrived healthy, hydrated, and undamaged. They continue to thrive and grow.
I received a nice variety of air plants. All were tagged with the plant name and carefully wrapped to prevent damage. These were also very affordable and fun to create with!
Wonderful selection, very healthy plants. Thank you!
They seemed ok, little worried about a couple of them (I bought 4) due to some bad spots but I guess we shall see!
The air plants are very healthy and I love the little containers they are in. They look so pretty in my pink bathroom. Fast shipping and the plants were packed so well!!