air plants on old plant roots
air plants on old plant roots

Old creosote roots with air plants

Air plants are both unique in their shapes as well as their relatively easy care. You have undoubtedly seen these fun plants in all sorts of places. I see them cropping up on home decorating sites, Pinterest, gift shops and much more. It’s easy to see why they are so popular as they add a fun design element to your indoor space.

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small air plants

A variety of small air plants

I have a special fondness for air plants as they are easy to care for. I confess that I don’t always do well with houseplants (don’t tell anyone else). However, I am able to grow air plants with relative ease, which is why I was excited to review the book, Living With Air Plants.

book about air plants

This book is a one-stop resource for anyone who wants to delve into adding air plants to their own indoor space as it covers all of the information that you need including:

Propagation

Care

How to Display and Use

Easy Air Plants to Grow

 

arranged air plants on a shelf

Air plants arranged on a shelf

The distinct shapes of air plants create interest wherever they are added such as on a desk or a plant shelf.

Air plants attached to a piece of twine

Tiny air plants arranged along a string of twine

My favorite part of the book is all the different ways it shows you to arrange air plants. The authors have very creative ideas for incorporating air plants inside the home in tabletop arrangements, terrariums, hanging art and much more.

different-types-of-air-plants

Guidelines for the care of air plants is addressed in this book and yes, they really don’t need to be planted in the soil. Plus, they get what they need from being sprayed with water!

There are countless different varieties of air plants and easy to grow species are listed toward the end of the book to help ensure your enjoyment and success with growing these cool plants.

So if you are ready to dip your foot into the world of air plants, I am hosting a giveaway along with Tuttle Publishing where the winner will receive a free copy of Living With Air Plants.

To enter, simply add a comment and tell me if you have grown air plants or not. I will pick a random winner on March 18th.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BETTY BARNES WHO WON A FREE COPY OF LIVING WITH AIR PLANTS!

**Thanks to all of you who entered. Rest assured, I will be having other book giveaways in the future!

*I was provided a free copy of Living With Air Plants for my honest review.

22 replies
  1. JoAnn
    JoAnn says:

    I haven’t tried growing these but it does sound pretty simple. If I had a pair of them, I’d name them Clora and Phil and put them in my kitchen.

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  2. Tina
    Tina says:

    Hi. My sister & I got adorable rock monster planters with the air plants as hair. Somehow…she killed her “unkillable” airplants…this book would be perfect for her.

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  3. Peggy
    Peggy says:

    Your e-mail brought back a lot of wonderful memories! When I was 20 years old and living in Southern California, I had air plants in my home. Thank you so much, you have inspired me to go back to my happy roots!

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  4. Jody Mills
    Jody Mills says:

    Hi Noelle! Air plants are beautiful,and would be so fun to grow! I haven’t grown them before. Please enter me in the give away. Thank you so much!

    Jody

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  5. Elizabeth Srutowski
    Elizabeth Srutowski says:

    I love air plants….I like to have a plant in every room of the house but my one small bath is challenging….but with an air plant I’m able to do it!!!!

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  6. Susan Helms
    Susan Helms says:

    Love air plants! Have had many over the years. Unfortunately, I seem to love them to death. I’m beginning to think it is just too cruel to continue my slaughter. Help!

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  7. Sandy B
    Sandy B says:

    Air plants look fun! No, I’ve never tried growing them. In fact, I’ve never heard of them. It sounds so easy. I’d love to give it a try!!!

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  8. barbara dellinger
    barbara dellinger says:

    My 12 yr. old granddaughter just bought an air plant. She did lots of research on their care and different varieties before she purchased her first one. Now I want one! This book would be a wonderful resource for her and me.

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  9. Peg
    Peg says:

    Yes, I have. It’s a challenge though because in my cabin the humidity is only 23%. Lower than the Sahara Desert! At one time I had them directly over one of those mini indoor waterfalls everyone use to have.

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  10. CyndiR
    CyndiR says:

    Hi Noelle-
    These look like so much fun! I have seen them but not grown them. They would look cute with my orchids…which I grow in the bathroom as they love the humidity. Would it be too humid for the air plants?
    I enjoy your posts…thanks for being such a great resource.
    Cyndi

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  11. Nancy Mumpton
    Nancy Mumpton says:

    Yes, I currently have 22 various species of Tillandsias and love them all. Every 2 weeks I soak mine in a dish of rain water for about 2 hours. That is all I do and, yes, no soil! They are very happy with this care. I have had many of them for more than 3 years.

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