It all started with a visit to the Portland Saturday Market back in September when I purchased air plants from a local vendor. After the succulent frenzy and my admitted addiction to them, I was completely on the fence with the leap. I mean, yes succulents are low maintenance but my love has been cut short by my plants outgrowing their containers, turning into weed-like multiples and barely holding on as bent-over beanstalks.
The store owner schooled me on air plants – their Brazilian rain forest origin, ease of care (she instructed me to water them 1x every week by soaking them in a water bath for 30 minutes) and showcased all sorts of neat containers including sea urchin shells and a hanging wire sculpture.
I walked around the market, bought a few items and couldn’t help but return. I ended up buying a couple air plants and shells for myself and a couple for my mom. I’m happy to report that after months of neglect (nothing I’m proud of ) they are still very much thriving. They are a little sensitive to the heat from the heater on my third floor but they do extremely well in my second floor kitchen/living area that receive the least amount of natural light!
I can definitely vouch for them as an admitted owner of zero green thumbs lol and have collected a sample of some unconventional containers that showcase air plants’ non-existent roots, need for zero soil and are juxtaposed to the plant’s exotic curves.
- Hanging glass terrarium, CB2, $6.95
- Win win candle holders, CB2, $1.99-$6.99
- Gami rose gold tea light candle holder, CB2, $9.95
- Hanging wire pot bracket, West Elm, $29-$39
- Sea urchin shells, Etsy, $1.25 and up
- DIY brass hangers, Brit.co
- McGuire hurricane, CB2, $19.95
- Symmetry object, West Elm, $29-$39
- Wall-mounted tea light candle holder, CB2, $1.95
- Faceted terrarium, West Elm, $29-$44