A graceful聽and elegant planter for air plants (Tillandsias, Bromeliads, aka "tillys").聽Gracilis is designed to be displayed on a wall, the wiry back makes it easy to hang from pins or nails.
The聽Bulbophyllum Series聽draws聽inspiration聽from聽the聽exuberant shapes of orchids, while embracing clean lines of mathematical precision. Bulbophyllum (meaning "bulbous leaves") is one of the largest genera in the orchid family, and I've appropriated the genus' name for this art series by creating聽new聽computer-generated species, each with an individual scientific name and style. These planters were designed聽with a custom-made tool that traces a moving path through space using mathematical curves, forming the shapes out of a single, long, interweaving thread.
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Taking care of聽your air plants
Light:聽Tillandsias may be grown indoors聽a few feet away from聽a window, they need bright, filtered light.
Water:聽Submerge plants overnight using聽a water bowl, every 2 weeks. More often if it's in a聽dry environment (AC/heater constantly on).聽You can submerge just the plant, or the plant and entire planter with it (planter might stain if you do that).聽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.
Air:聽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.
Heat:聽Optimum temperature range for Tillandsias is 50 - 90 degrees F.