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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 absolutely loved receiving all the different kinds of air plants and thought it was so sweet that they came with a little tag that listed the kind of plant they were.
I ordered two bottles fertilizer to my best friend birthday gift,she love it, She told me use 1 time ,her air plants looks very happy and healthy , I want to buy more .....😀
I gave a 3 month subscription to my mother for Christmas. She loves air plants, so this was a fun and unique gift. These are the healthiest we've ever seen and one has a bud as well! Very pleased with this great service.
All beautiful and healthy
Sent the starter package to my son’s girlfriend for Xmas and she LOVED them! Nice variety and they all arrived in perfect condition. I sent the customer service a question to ask if I could delay shipping until closer to Xmas, and got a quick response. Was very pleased all the way around. Thank you!
I am very happy with my order! I ordered 10 ionantha air plants and they all arrived in perfect condition. With it being winter in my area I ordered the plants with the heat pack and additional insulation option. The plants sat out in the mail box for 10 hours until I could get them after work, they were all nice and warm in the box and looked great!
This air plant is so vibrant that you can't help but notice it as soon as you walk into our living room. It definitely sets itself apart from other air plants and is a great accent plant for my home. I would definitely buy more of these. Thank you Air Plant Design Studio for delivering such a vibrant and healthy plant that makes me happy each time I look at it.
Perfect addition to my ever expanding plant menagerie
Super healthy specimens. Live this little plant. Two plants bloomed shortly after arrival.
Very nice, large, healthy plant. Excited to receive it. In the picture there are 2 small Filifolias sitting in the Novakii..
Always top quality plants this capitata maroon is large and beautiful. The best
I ordered this particular air plant after my dog ate my last xerographica. I was certain that I would never find one as beautiful as the one I had, especially not from an internet supplier. I was completely wrong!! The xerographic sent to me by Air Plant Design Studio is absolutely perfect in every way. It's phenomenal in size, composition and color. I was blown away when I opened the box and saw it. The leaves are full and artistically curved, and the center has amazing hues of purples and pinks. This plant sold me on the legitimacy of buying air plants online from Air Plant Design Studio. Also, included in the shipment was a beautiful and super healthy ionantha guatemala at no charge because I had to wait slightly longer than originally anticipated for the shipment of my xerographica, which, by the way, only took a couple extra days. Air Plant Design Studio went above and beyond to show me that my business is appreciated. Thank you Air Plant Design Studio!!
What could be better for a Peruvian nativity than this cute Tectorum? These plants always arrive healthy and ready to charm!
This is the largest air plant I've received. I really love this one. It's got a beautiful deep rose center that spreads out onto the leaves. It is very sturdy and shaped beautifully. I've attached pictures, but may plan to showcase somehow else. So excited about this. I also have others, as you can see. I have the subscription which I love and get new ones each month.
Very cute plant. Nice size and healthy. Thank you
I am very happy with the quality of the plants and the little shells are so adorable.
I have received my first air plant club delivery and it's wonderful! Perfectly packaged and labeled, I used the original package to gift one of the air plants to my niece. Both plants were beautiful and in perfect condition, can't wait for my next box!! I'm looking forward to an easy year of plant care and gifting plants to others for such a great price, THANK YOU!!
Being new to air plants the grab bag is a great way to start. I received 10 different air plants all at different stages in their life cycle. Everything arrived healthy and in great condition. I highly recommend this product.I loved it so much that I recently purchased the premium monthly subscription box.
My first order at this site. My Latifolia is 18" X 20" . Wow it is healthy and just beautiful. I wonder how big the "large" is......scary. I have used "another" site for years and all the plants I received from here are superior. This is my site now for great tillandsia.
I have been intrigued by air plants for a while now and finally decided to try my hand at working with them. I’m so glad I did because it’s been loads of fun.
Wonderful variety!! Filled up my display beautifully. Love the quality and freshness of the product.
LOVED unboxing these gems! This is THE kit for anyone wanting to start working with air plants - all plants were labeled and the care instructions were so helpful. Secure packaging, amazing customer service, and super fast shipping. An incredible experience! WATCH UNBOXING VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpfMsOk3fKo
Amazing quality and such fast shipping! Thank you Air Plant Design Studio - your customer service is beyond exceptional! You will be my go-to for all future purchases!
All of them are healthy and beautiful. So glad I took the chance on the grab bag, great value
The air plants I ordered where to replace others that are not doing so good. Our Wisconsin weather is not kind to any of my house plants. The air plants I had were just fine (No flowers or babies though, they seemed happy) Now it seems they are all drying out and they are to neat to all be composted! They are sprayed with water every other day and fertilized with air plant fertilizer every 3 to four days. How can we thrive and be happy here, together?!?
I had just received it and ended up in the hospital for 11 days. I returned home to find this interesting beauty that bloomed with no help from me! I'm really happy with it, thank you!!
Always the best possible. 5 star for sure.
I am very pleased with the variety and the health of the plants I received. Shipping was very prompt
While on the smaller side, this plant is a statement piece with the red accents. It's perfect on my mantle and fits the size of my small sea urchin. I'm very pleased with it and recommend.
Gave the premium monthly subscription as a gift. The first box arrived in a very timely manner and was an absolute hit. The plants were quite fresh, beautiful, and different. Almost left the ‘bonus’ gift in the box, so be sure to go through all of the paper. Anticipation is building for the next box, so I hope it arrives soon.
As the purchaser of the gift, it was slightly frustrating that I could not find the special gift box that was mentioned in the write-up. I am assuming it was referring to the optional card at checkout. An observation, not a detractor.
If you know someone who likes air plants, this will be a definite hit. I agree with another review, go for the premium box. It’s been a week and the new plants are still being cooed over.
I had an amazing experience with air plant studio! The air plants that were shipped were gorgeous and healthy! I already can’t wait for my next box to arrive!
I was very happy with the selection of air plants that I received. There were even a few I hadn't seen before. They arrived very healthy and looked nice.
I have steadily been becoming obsessed with air plants and was hoping for a subscription for some plants monthly — I got the email from APDS & immediately ordered the premium subscription. I received my order today and OH MY GOODNESS — they are BEAUTIFUL! I was sent a Tectorum & a paleacea cluster, both low maintenance plants & very visually captivating! These are the kind of air plants that blow the minds of people who don’t know anything about air plants, they’re particularly alien looking and awesome - thank you again for an amazing order APDS!!!
I ordered Air Plant Starter Kit - 10 Plants & Fertilizer. I am very satisfied with my air plants. received 10 beautiful healthy plants. Can't wait to add more to my collection.