7 Ways to Display Air Plants

7 Ways to Display Air Plants | Like Fresh Laundry

Air plants are just a part of life in California. They’re everywhere and are so cool and crazy-looking! And because of their freaky, wild tendrils, plus the fact that they don’t require soil (still a little mind-bending no matter how many times I see them), people around here tend to get really creative in the ways they show them off.

I did some shopping in Oakland a couple weeks ago and every boutique found a different way to display them — in dishes, on cake plates, in tiny hanging planters, even perched on top of pebbles. The possibilities are really endless for these guys since they get all their water and nutrients through their leaves.

So I got inspired to do some air plant rearranging at home. Our tillandsia, as they’re technically called, are now nestled in ceramics and a conch shell, pictured above. And in case you’re doing a little redecorating of your own, here are six more ideas to get the juices flowing. Get your driftwood and snail shells ready…

7 Ways to Display Air Plants | Like Fresh Laundry

7 Ways to Display Air Plants | Like Fresh Laundry

7 Ways to Display Air Plants | Like Fresh Laundry

7 Ways to Display Air Plants | Like Fresh Laundry 7 Ways to Display Air Plants | Like Fresh Laundry

7 Ways to Display Air Plants | Like Fresh Laundry

Images via my home, Floragrubb, Lonny, Gardenista, Mrs. Peasy, Airplantman and Remodelista

7 Responses to “7 Ways to Display Air Plants”

  1. Shae { 08.06.15 at 7:06 am }

    These are so fun! I’ve seen them, but didn’t even realize they survive without dirt! Love the conch shell as a holder.

    Shae @ Current Habits

  2. Yasmin { 08.06.15 at 10:04 pm }

    Oh my! I’ve never seen plants in the home like this before, but I’m so glad you introduced them to me! Do they grow well in humid climates? And how long do they last? Love the snails inspiration the most – so cool!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  3. Albert { 08.08.15 at 11:37 am }

    Love it all! Great share, I’m going to get myself an airplants soon :)

    Best, Albert | Palming Pebbles
    Palming Pebbles FB

  4. Sarah P { 08.13.15 at 3:26 pm }

    What an interesting idea, never seen it before. Looks very cool!

    http://www.fashiontilt.com

  5. Deb { 08.14.15 at 2:33 am }

    New to me….and I love their appearance. I might have to source some for my own home.

  6. Rachel { 09.01.15 at 9:25 am }

    What a beautiful way to decorate with plants I rarely looked at before. Thanks for this !

  7. Izzy { 09.24.15 at 2:30 am }

    I wasn’t very familiar with air plants, but after your post I’m a fan :-) . They’re so pretty and I love the deco inspiration you’re sharing here, thanks!
    XO,
    Izzy
    http://www.nearnoise.com

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