Saturday, 8 May 2021


 TILLANDSIA is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the Bromeliaceae family. They are more commonly known as AIR PLANTS because of their natural propensity to cling wherever conditions permit: tree branches, bare rocks etc. Most Tillandsia are EPIPHYTES translating to 'upon a plant' and do not grow in soil. They can be simply glued in position, tucked into a frame or just placed in a pot and therefore make for decorative and easy-to-care-for houseplants. Here are a few of my favourite inspirational pictures.

Above images clockwise from top left: IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia attached to driftwood, IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia attached to wooden stand with hairpin legs, BMBH BUILT WITH MY BARE HANDS Etsy: concrete modern planters, PIGMENT:Spanish moss, or Tillandsia Usneoides in ceramic hanging planters
Above images clockwise from top left: IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia Xerographica in simple glass bowl and geometric stand, PIGMENTTillandsia Harrisii, IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia attached to seed head, IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia in a geometric glass terrarium  

Above images clockwise from top left: STUDIO CAROLIJN SLOTTJE mixed Tillandsia air plants in hanging brass form, IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia Xerographica placed on a pale wooden stand, STUDIO PATRICK NADEAU installation for Boffi using hanging domes covered in Spanish moss/Tillandsia Usneoides, IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia Xerographica 
Above images clockwise from top left: AFLORAL: D.I.Y. "Jellyfish" air plant tutorial using sea urchins, STUDIO CAROLIJN SLOTTJE mixed Tillandsia air plants in hanging brass form, PAULINE STANLEY STUDIO brass hexagon from wall hung air plant, JOINFOLIA Tillandsia 'table garden'
Above images clockwise from top left: HEMLEVA: 'Himmeli' (originating from the Swedish word for sky or heaven) geometric wall decoration perfect for placing an air plant, AIR PLANT DESIGN STUDIO metallic gold air plant pod, OWEN THE GREAT DANE and his gorgeous instagram feed, LIGHT + LADDER (archive) hanging planters from 2014

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes