Air Plant Terrarium
Who would like this?: Lovers of plants and clean, minimal design; anyone who sits at a desk or wants to brighten up their home/office
Dogs are too much responsibility. You’re allergic to cats. You have a hamster, but it’s just not working out. The search for a pet is a difficult and stressful problem, but we’ve solved it for you: Plants.
More specifically, air plants. Air plants require no soil, as their leaves absorb all necessary water and nutrients and their roots act only as an anchor, holding the plant to its surroundings. These attributes render air plants nearly invincible; any pet you can’t kill is a good pet.
From the Sea & Asters Etsy shop comes the Air Plant Terrarium — a minimalistic, mini landscape in a bowl. The plants come as a kit that you’ll put together in just a few, common-sense steps. Because air plants, or Tillandsias, are a genus of about 540 species, you have a lot of room to customize the specific look of your terrarium.
Air plant maintenance takes about as much effort as watching Netflix. Just put them in a brightly lit area with indirect sunlight and water them once or twice a week. The watering process is simple, too — just give the plants a good soak upside-down for about 20 minutes. Consider purchasing Tillandsia plant food, which generally comes in a convenient spray bottle, if you really want to pamper the little guy(s). The terrariums themselves have flat bottoms, allowing you to set them on furniture, or you can opt for a hanging model if you’d like to suspend the terrariums somewhere in your home.
Before buying, give the Sea & Asters shop a thorough inspection — there are a ton of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something small and zen to sit in your kitchen windowsill, a spunky kick of color for your desk decor or a slightly more extensive hanging set-up, it’s easy to customize the perfect terrarium for any style or taste. These terrariums make excellent and unique gifts for anybody on your holiday list.