An air plant or staghorn fern suspended from a wall, growing without any visible evidence of soil, still seems like some kind of a magic trick to us. A charming one, though. Here are a few we find hard to resist:
Above: A DIY: Mounted Staghorn Fern does best in bright, indirect light. Having its root ball wrapped in moss before being mounted to a cedar plank simulates the way it lives in nature, growing in crevices of trees. Photograph by Erin Boyle.
Above: Another way to sneak plants into an urban environment: a DIY installation of tillandsias as wall art. Flora Grubb recently showed us how to do it.
Finally, get more ideas on how to successfully plant, grow, and care for air plants with our Air Plant: A Field Guide.
Finally, get more ideas on how to plant, grow, and care for various houseplants with our Houseplants: A Field Guide.
Interested in other tropical plants for your garden or indoor space? Get more ideas on how to plant, grow, and care for various tropical plants with our Tropical Plants: A Field Guide.