Eric Evans with tillandsias (c) Debra Lee Baldwin

New Tillandsia (Air Plants) Page and Video

I'm so delighted with air plants that I made a video about them and added a new page to my site. 

Tillandsias (air plants, tillies) make great companion plants for succulents, and because they don’t need soil, they're even easier than succulents to grow and design with. On my new Air Plant Design-and-Care page and  corresponding video, I show over 30 easy, eye-catching air-plant projects, gifts and display ideas.

In the video you’ll meet Eric Evans of the San Diego Botanic Garden (above). He introduces these enchanting bromeliads and explains how they’re similar to (but different from) succulents. Eric's own favorite air plant may surprise you!

 

Tillandsias are arboreal (live in trees) and have water-absorbent cells called trichomes that make the plants appear frosted. Trichomes enable tillies to live off moisture in the air. Not surprisingly, air plants love humid environments like bathrooms. But what people often don't know is that, because they release oxygen at night, tillandsias are also [Continue Reading]

Tillandsia glass bubbles (c) Debra Lee Baldwin

Tillandsia (Air Plants) Care and Design

Tillandsia (Air Plants) Care and Design Discover air plants, how to use and display them, projects and IDs See All Succulent Types Aeonium Agaves Aloes Cactus Crassula Echeveria Euphorbias Ice Plants Kalanchoe Portulacaria Senecio air plant ESSENTIALS Tillandsias (air plants, tillies) make great companion plants for succulents, and because they don’t need soil, they’re even…

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