Air Plant Display Ideas
Love air plants, but not sure how to display them? Get inspired by these unique air plant creations.
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File Them Away
A metal filing cabinet is the perfect staging for Spanish moss as well as T. duratii, T. brachycaulos 'Abdita', and T. 'Houston'.
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These vintage 1950s metal tool files are the perfect fit for Tillandsia andreana, with the sea-urchinlike T. caput-medusae sitting on top.
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Suspended from the ceiling or window frame, air plants in glass capsules make a one-of-a-kind statement.
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While some people might see them as castoffs, wooden spools serve as the perfect pedestal for plants like T. andreana (which will someday sprout a tomato-red flower). Here, a wood burl also works as a no-cost display.
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Bring the Outdoors In
Add air plants, moss, and other plant materials for a low-maintenance, all-natural centerpiece you can display anywhere.
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Make Them Portable
A vintage bucket with Spanish moss makes for an easily movable vessel.
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Make Like a Tree
Tillandsia are accustomed to clinging to treetops in tropical forests. Let your air plants take flight -- perch a few on decorative tabletop bases and they'll feel right at home.
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Strength in Numbers
Repeat the same plant (here, Tillandsia duratii), for a cohesive look.
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The New Faux Flowers
Tillandsia xerographica gives the appearance of a bouquet of fresh flowers when grouped together in this vintage metal container.
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Toast to Cork
Hollow cork logs are natural, renewable, sustainable, and they make a one-of-a-kind vertical display for air plants such as T. 'Eric Knobloch'.
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Recycle Your Glasses
Pretty drinkware finds a new purpose when versatile air plants nestle in.
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Make a Green Chandelier
Attach air plants to a hanging outdoor fixture to create a stunning, living focal point.