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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.
Can't brag enough! Love it! The plants are beautiful and I love switching them out between air plant holders. Great subscription and beautifully packaged
this may very well be the best purchase i’ve ever made. got these little guys in the mail so quick and they arrived in wonderful condition. highly recommend to anyone, they’ll definitely make you smile!
One of the moments we live for as Tily fans is the day we see our plants produce pups and I have had two pups from the parent Seleriana. It has saved the day for me. Just as two Tily's died I have discovered a 2nd Seleriana pup to go with the 1st. The pic on the right is pup number 1 and the left is pup number 2. Two have died but I have gotten back two.
So far so good. Do wish the care instructions were better. Also I wish some info on growth areas. Better plants then I have seen in local stores.
This random grouping of small air plants were a perfect addition to my entry way. Once they were affixed to my wall art they assembled perfect order on display.
The air plants sent were wide variety and sizes! One was even blooming! Very happy with my purchase and will order again!
Love the urchins and my new little ones! They have been a BLAST to get some macro photography from them!
These little guys fit so perfectly in my home!
I live in the desert. When my plants were scheduled to arrive the temperature was in the 100s. I was expecting the plants to arrive dry but as you can see in the picture my plants arrived in excellent condition. I am a very happy customer. Thank you air plant Design studio.
I originally found this plant in a shop that wanted to charge me an exuberant amount for how small it was because it was "rare" but Im so glad I found it here! Great price for such a different air plant and looks exactly like the picture!
I love the plants! They're a nice size, very healthy and colorful. The prices are very reasonable. I'll order again!
I love this fuzzy little guy! It makes my day when I see it in the mornings!
I love these air plants! They are happy and healthy! An additional one started blooming after I got it!
This was my second month, and I got a really cool clump! It’s always fun to see what mystery air plants I’ll receive. :)
A pic talks more than a thousand words.
Was surprised they all came with their ID tags. Nice variety and healthy plants.
This is a beautiful collection of airplants. Very healthy
Such great color for my air plant collection! Super excited with my purchase with Air Plant studio they do delivery!! Thank you so much
Great quality plants they arrived in great condition and are absolutely stunning!!
Thank you so much I've loved every plant I've gotten from Air Plant Studio. Great quantity plants which are beautiful!!
Very cute, as pictured. Air plants are healthy. Satisfied!
This was a gift for my grandson and he likes it. It arrived in excellent condition.
This was a gift for my granddaughter. She likes it and it arrived in excellent condition.
I just ran out of some so that gave me a good opportunity to make my first purchases from this site. I am very happy that I did! I have just used it once but no issues.
Hi! I was beyond impressed with the size and health of the plants I received. Two are blooming! I will try to post a photo.
We had a little bump in the road with the shipping due to Covid. But once I contacted customer service they jumped into action to correct the situation and even included an extra surprise to make me smile. These beauties are gorgeous and one has even gone into full bloom!! Love love love!!!!!! Wendy
Great company highly recommend
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.
Beautiful healthy plants that were shipped very quickly.
Received healthy and pretty plants. Highly recommended!! Returned customer
I received the package a few days later than usual due to Covid-19, but they send me extra air plant for appreciation. Thanks!