Add natural beauty to your home or office with air plants! These indoor plants don’t need soil to grow, so they can flourish in many different environments. Additionally, they require only a moderate amount of light and only need watering about once a week, making them the lowest-maintenance plants available!
What separates these unique plants from other plants are their leaves, which have adapted to absorb water and nutrients from the air. This allows air plants to thrive when they are suspended in the air or grown atop driftwood and rocks. Air plants are perfect for terrariums, cages, and glass containers with holes or gaps that allow for plenty of air flow. There are a myriad of other creative ways to display air plants; the possibilities are limited only by your imagination! Air plants look especially beautiful when set atop river stones, natural-colored gravel, or driftwood.
Air plants make excellent gifts for house-warming or other occasions. They are also work wonderfully as desktop decorations for your office or home desk.
We recommend keeping air plants in an area where they receive a moderate amount of light. Indirect sunlight and artificial home/office lighting are appropriate for these plants. It’s generally safe to keep air plants in direct sunlight for a short period of time each day, but we recommend misting them with water every 2 hours or so to keep them from drying out. The optimal way to water air plants is to soak them in water for 2 hours once per week. If you find the leaves of your air plants are becoming soft or pale in color, this means the plant is too dry, and you should try misting or watering them more often.
Air plants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, though most species primarily feature green leaves. Many of our air plants also exhibit stunning pink blooms.
Each air plant ranges from 2 to 5 inches in size. The plants you receive may or may not already have blooms.
Nurse Bex –
Plants for Pets is the only company I will order air plants from off Amazon. I’ve had consistently positive experiences with them (Plus several negative ones with other companies on here). As usual, all 6 of the plants arrived in perfect condition! They threw in an extra one as well. (So kind!) Care was taken to ensure that they were not damaged during the shipping process. Helpful instructions on how to acclimate the plants to their new environment upon arrival were enclosed in the package, as well as ongoing care, accompanied by details on how to customize the routine based upon your your specific climate conditions. Note: There’s no excessive material waste in the package. Everything is recyclable! No nasty styrofoam or plastic! I received a beautiful variety of 5 different types of plants. (5 different species with 2 being the same, for 7 plants total, including the freebie.) This company comes across as being truly enthusiastic and caring about air plants! UPDATE: In the past, I’ve killed a lot of air plants. Growing them in a hot, dry climate (I live in the Phoenix metropolitan area) isn’t intuitive, but after much trial-and-error, coupled with research, I’ve finally got the hang of it. Here’s a summary of what I’ve learned…… Watering: Misting doesn’t cut it for me. Most of the air plants I’ve lost from rot involved misting, so I’ve completely stopped doing it. Now I exclusively soak them in distilled water. (Up to 3 times/week during the summer, 1-2 times/week during the winter.) I also soak them for at least 1-2 hours, but discovered that they can handle being soaked longer than this, even overnight, as long as they’re totally dried after removal. (I learned this after an air plant somehow “leaped” off a shelf and happened to land into a vase that was filled with distilled water. I discovered it the next morning and was very concerned! After letting it dry, I noticed that it looked really healthy, so I no longer worry about soaking them too long.) Drying: It’s essential to ensure that air plants are allowed to dry completely after being soaked (or misted, if that’s the method that works best for you). This is especially important if you keep them in a glass terrarium enclosure. I’ve found that drying them upside or at an angle better ensures that moisture doesn’t get trapped anywhere. Dry Placement: I’ve lost several air plants in the past by placing them on live moss and other areas that have moisture. For example, I had one that was doing great, hanging out on a large leaf of another plant. One day, it fell off and a housemate, attempting to be helpful, placed it on the moist soil of a neighboring Caladium. This instigated a rotting process that I was never able to get under control. After this happened, I only keep them in places where there’s zero chances of them getting prolonged exposure to a moist surface. Light: I disagree that these are “low light tolerant plants,” at least for most species. I now have them directly in front of an East facing window. Had I done this immediately after arrival, it probably would have put them in shock and killed them. They can’t go from being in a dark package for several days during shipping and directly into a bright area. I acclimated them gradually by placing them several feet away from the window and reducing the distance every week. This allows them bright morning light, with some protection from the UV blocking features of the glass, so the sun is intense but not to the point of frying them. (If your windows don’t have such features, they may need to be kept farther back.) They also receive sun in the afternoon, but it’s not at such a high intensity as they would be in front of a West or South facing window. Humidity: One of the major mistakes I made with previous air plants was failing to understand that they need humidity to thrive. (Again, some species don’t, but these certainly do.) In Phoenix, the humidity level is often under 25%, so while I’ve managed to keep some alive without supplemental humidity, it always limited their ability to thrive. Increasing the humidity also seems to enable them to better tolerate the brighter light. I have my Calathea plants (they absolutely require high humidity) by the same East facing window, so there’s a humidifier running constantly now, and the humidity is mostly maintained over 60% in this area. The condition of the air plants have dramatically improved since I started doing this.Read more
Morgan Manasa –
I’ll admit I was reticent to order plants online, but the reviews for these air plants were so encouraging I took a chance and I’m so glad I did. I ordered half a dozen and received eleven lovely little plants! They are truly so pretty, healthy and make a great addition to my bathroom. I also love that this company supports rescue shelters. I adopted my cat five years ago from a shelter and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Thank you for my beautiful new plants and promoting Adopt, Don’t Shop!Read more
I just received my first order of little airplants and i love them. Right now they just got their bath and they are getting some light. They were packaged beautiful and i was given alot more than i ordered. I was surpised at how big some of them were and of course there were some tiny ones which are really cute. I also love how they support adopting animals from homeless shelters i have been looking into that to help with ptsd. I know articles say animals help in the healing process. I usually dont write reviews on the first day i received them but everything wasdone well and the plants are very green. I know if they arent green next week its more my fault i dont have the greenest of thumbs and am hoping this is one plant i dont kill. 🙁 cant wait to put them in their little globe homes.Read more
Just to get it out of the way, the plants arrived in 2 days from the time I ordered and arrived in excellent condition, had obviously been well carefree before sale and were packaged correctly and exhibited no signs of being overly dehydrated or having been over watered. They arrived in a healthy color and appeared no more thirsty than a air plant normally would about the time it needs a bit of a misting again. Probably while the instructions only suggested a 30 second soak upon arrival, while many other sellers, knowing their plant is going to arrived very dried out, suggests time up to 30 minutes after delivery. Since Plants for Pets contributes a part of each sale to be donated to helping people pay animal shelter adoption fees, and will pay for those fees if you adopt a shelter pet withing 2 weeks of having bought some of their plants there is really no downside to this purchase. Good healthy plants, a contribution to help people adopt a pet and a way to offset adoption fees you may also be paying. Plants and Animals both get a good home! The plants were nicely packaged for their protection and they were in excellent condition even after being in a box for a couple of days being shipped to me. The only downside that I can mention is just one of my own making and not really anything to blame the seller for. As Air Plants have become more and more popular people have pressured the plant sellers into being able to get plants that were initially starting to bloom, and therefore change color or bloom. My personal feeling is that a blooming plant has enough stress without being shipped about in a box at the same time, but sadly too many buyers wanting a couple of the plants they get to already be exhibiting their vibrant colors and so forth and want that out of the box and are not willing to care for a plant for a few weeks and adjust its lighting so it blooms after having settled into a new home. So of course, many sellers include, if possible, a plant or two, dependent on the number bought, that are starting to change color enough s the buyer can see what they are getting in the way of colors without waiting. I did get to that were in early staged of bloom and were undergoing a color change, however those plants appear to be as healthy as others. Its possible that shipping was quick enough that they did not really develop too high a stress level and at the worst may just have a slower growth cycle this time around. In the case of many other sellers I have receive shipments where the plants were in transit for 4 or more days, were all shipped in one stage of bloom or another so you were greeted with a lot of color when opening the box. Those plants have ended up not growing at the expected growth rate for a cycle or two meaning that they did stress out to a high level and needed a long time to fully recover. This seller seems to have found a nice way to provide plants exhibiting some color but are very early bloom states where they are not feeling too stressed and they are well cared for up to packaging and are packaged with care and enough room as well as a guick shipping time they can safely allow the buyer who wants the ‘surprise’ of some color on the first day ;)Read more