Trending Floral Arrangements: Air Plants

Florists are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to reinvent floral arrangements. Be it for holidays, romantic events or for a person’s centerpiece, flowers and plants have played a large role in our decor. If you like plants or floral arrangements, you’re in for a treat. Whether for the office or just for your personal pleasure at home, florists everywhere are offering a new trendy way to have plants. If you haven’t heard of air plants before, read on. Air plants in glass terrariums are taking over floral arrangements.
Air plants are a unique plant from the Tillandsia genus that does not root in soil. They don’t root in anything at all, in fact. Their roots are designed solely to anchor themselves to branches high up in the trees. They grow in forests and deserts from the borders of northern Mexico to mid-Argentina. These plants soak in all their needed nutrients from the air and occasional rainfall. For more information on these curious plants, read here. You can see why this would make them a perfect houseplant. You don’t have to do much to it, and don’t even need to buy messy soil! This plant requires almost nothing to look great, live a long time and be a source of enjoyment. Florists will tell you the perfect way to house an air plant is in a glass terrarium.

A glass terrarium is a form of a vivarium, an enclosure for plants for the sake of study. Glass terrariums are perfect for small plants that don’t need a whole lot of care and can be displayed many different ways. There’s more info on vivariums here. The houseplants like air plants perfectly, because you can appreciate them from all angles, and they can cluster together in pretty arrangements with no problem. Florists warn against putting your air plants with other plants, as they can’t sit in the soil. So, buy a couple air plants and arrange them together in hanging glass spheres, and either place by a window or display out in the open.

Just keep in mind some minor care instructions. Air plants do need to be watered at least once a week. Just place the plant in a bowl of water for a few hours, then shake and lay on a towel to dry. Give your plants plenty of sunlight. When they start germinating, you can snip the baby air plants off of the mother and put them in another terrarium. Air plants make sensational gifts when paired with pretty glass terrariums. Sharing your air plants with your friends and loved ones is a great way to spread the beauty and wonder of these incredible little plants. Try placing your terrariums in windows, on desks or on the tops of bookshelves in your home. Put them on top of your shelf or right on your desk in your office where you can see it, so you can enjoy their beauty all day long.