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Seashell Air Plants

I recently spotted these sweet little items at a craft. I hadn't seen anything like this before and it looks like a doable craft. Little did I know that these air plants are a very popular way to have a little terrarium of sorts and in my view a little bit of the beach wherever you are. The type of plants are called Bromeliad Tillandsia which are a species of epiphytes. The reason why these little plants do so well is because they acquire their water and nutrients through their leaves. I think I am in love with this independent free spirit plant.
One thing I learned about these "air plants" is that they are very tolerant of high temperatures and long periods without water which is perfect for a black thumb like myself. They also do not require direct sun which makes them perfect for my beach casita in Monterey, the land of fog. I took a peek at etsy and it looks like you can find some air plants there and of course you can also give it a go yourself and make your own. If you give it a go, let me know!
How are you keeping the beach alive in your casita these day?

Location:Clay St,Monterey,United States

11 comments

Maya said...

I adore these!! Remember This Post?

drollgirl said...

they are beautiful! and they might even be able to survive this wretched heat we have right now! yay!

simpledaisy said...

Those are so cute!! But I bet my kitty might try and eat them:) She tries to eat just every plant I try to grow:):)

Cheryl said...

I LOVE those! Thanks for the great idean - I think a plant in a seashell would be a lovely gift for a few people I know.
I know it's been a while since I have blogged but CONGRATULATIONS NEWLYWED!!

Ms. Givens said...

Too Cool! I think my new white walls add a beachy feel.

Sarah - Squeezed Daily said...

they are so fun and sculptural-love.
Sarah

Katya said...

i've never seen anything like that.. Creative! i like it!

Heather said...

so rad! LOVE this idea!

Xxx

me said...

I have never seen such a thing. This might just be what the doctor orders come December in Massachusetts.

Ms. Givens said...

Hi, I like that photo of me also. Trying to wear my big floopy hat as many times as I can this summer. :)
Hope all is well out your way. :)

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

I really love the air plants in the sea shells. It's such a fun and beachy look.

Stop by and say Hi sometime soon...I've got a BH housewife update.

ciao