A graceful and elegant planter for air plants (Tillandsias
, aka "tillys
"). Geodesica is designed to hang and spin around from a string (not included, very easy to attach to the top).
The Radiolaria Series
is a radially symmetrical set inspired by microscopic, fossilized protozoans and complex cell organelles. The designs mix mathematical shapes with organic appendages, ready to be suspended by a string as they turn around in the breeze. Radiolaria (Latin radiolus
: "little sun-beam") is a taxonomic subclass within the class Actinopodea that carries distinctive mineral skeletons useful for dating stratigraphic layers, and I've appropriated the name for this art series by creating new computer-generated species, each with an individual scientific name and style.
Taking care of your air plants
Tillandsias may be grown indoors a few feet away from a window, they need bright, filtered light.
Submerge plants overnight using a water bowl, every 2 weeks. More often if it's in a dry environment (AC/heater constantly on). You can submerge just the plant, or the plant and entire planter with it (planter might stain if you do that). Spray misting is insufficient as the sole means of watering but may be beneficial between regular waterings in dry climates to increase the humidity. If you see the edges of the leaves starting to curl or shrink, the plant is probably in need of watering.
Following each watering, Tillandsias should be given enough light and air circulation to dry in 4 hours or less. Do not keep plants constantly wet or moist.
Optimum temperature range for Tillandsias is 50 - 90 degrees F.