Tillandsias are known as air plants because they don’t grow in soil. This silvery beauty is often called “King of the Air Plants” because it can grow to over 3 feet across. The leaves curl, taper and twist to form a living sculpture. Mist or soak the plant up to twice a week to keep it healthy.
This hilltop home and garden in Bel Air boldly pairs modern design with sustainable practices. As guests move from the courtyard to back of the house, they'll find various grasses, sculptural succulents and a grove of Eucalyptus trees -- all of which require little water and maintenance. Sansevieria plants introduce this idea in the clean, contemporary courtyard.
Credits: Architecture: John Corry; Landscape Contractor: Steven Z. Volski + Associates
This spa-like bathroom is flooded with natural light as a result of the slatted rooftop, allowing a touch of the outdoors to peek its way through. A drop in bathtub surrounded by neutral stone and tropical plants provides a spot for relaxing, while a large window frames a glimpse at the stone walls in the adjacent room.
Interspersed with the pendant lighting, glass garden globes hang above this dining room table. The globes contain air plants, low-maintenance houseplants, which add a subtle tropical vibe along with the corner mural, first seen on HGTV's Great Rooms.
To the left of the desk, French doors create an effortless transition to the backyard. On sunny days, the owners can prop these open and allow even more light and fresh air into the kitchen. Plants, too, bring the outdoors in.
Open shelving lends itself to an easy bar styled with beautiful vintage pieces and art! Hanging air plants bring a bit of an organic feel to the straight lines of the shelving and the vintage pieces make it feel like it's telling you a story and inviting you over for an Old Fashioned.
Black metal accents break up this all-white vanity area for a chic, modern look. A small air plant, a wooden ledge and wooden vanity drawers bring in natural elements for warmth and texture. The gold light fixture combines both contemporary elements, via the modern chandelier shape, and vintage charm, with the quilted crystal lights.
This outdoor shower gives new meaning to the words "green design," with low-maintenance tropical foliage built right in. The sleek vertical shower column is surrounded by Tillandsia, or "air plants." These twisting tropical blooms grow without soil and need little moisture to thrive, making them an ideal choice to bring life and color to this outdoor space.
Candles and metallic accents complete the design and add a soft romanticism to a tablescape. The mix of florals includes antique green hydrangea, peach Campanella garden rose, peonies, Chocolate Sunflower privet berry, magnolia, pieris, dusty miller, Agonis mixed with dried pods and pheasant feathers. To accent the florals, Forage and Flower used lush green mood moss mounds, a xerographica air plant and candlelight with the mossy green tapers and low gold votives.
Natural sea-inspired art prints, air plants and that amazing juju hat (a favorite!) were our art feature wall in the space. The TV is there but it's not a feature of the room, just a part of it. Italian leather chairs and the low media center with the large midcentury lamp give this room a cool lounge feel. It makes me want to put a record on and make a gin & tonic with extra lime.
Pansies bring strong cool-season color in containers that can last well into the New Year in regions with mild winters. Choose pot planting partners that also deliver a long show, like Blue Arrows juncus, a type of rush, and sweet alyssum. For longest lasting color, keep pots in a sheltered spot on a porch. When air temps fall below 25 F, pansies look wilted and leaves turn gray-green. This is a typical response to cold air. Plants rebound as air temperature rises.
This swimming pool brings an air of elegance to the cozy cottage feel of this home. The stone home exterior blends down to a concrete patio surrounding the rectangular pool. A border of planted grasses and shrubs adds beautiful natural color, texture and height to decorate the space.