Asked on Sep 03, 2014

Air Plants, where did you get yours?

Diana Lafavor
by Diana Lafavor

I keep seeing all these cute decorating ideas using air plants, but where do you buy them ? I would mail order them but right now temperatures are still in the mid 90's and my mail box is like an easy bake oven. I am afraid the little plants would die before I get a chance to kill them myself, lol

q gardening air plants where purchase buy, container gardening, gardening
  24 answers
  • Barb Rosen Barb Rosen on Sep 03, 2014
    I get mine at a near-by plant nursery that stocks them in their inside greenhouse year-round.

  • Chris aka monkey Chris aka monkey on Sep 03, 2014
    Help answer this question Shop Exotic Angel Plants 16 oz Air Plant Planter at

  • Chris aka monkey Chris aka monkey on Sep 03, 2014
    well i suck at posting links i googled and came up with one at lowes hope this helps xx

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Sep 04, 2014
    I'd also check out your farmer's market or an arts and crafts festival. We often have vendors who have them at ours.

  • Mari Mari on Sep 05, 2014
    I found mine along with a glass planter to hang at a cute mom and pop shop. I did try a farmers market once and at one of the stands I was told "we only have real plants here!" Umm, yeah.

  • Meaganlhd Meaganlhd on Sep 05, 2014
    many of the boutique plant and home stores sell them around here, particularly in Philadelphia but also in the surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Lisa Hoagland Lisa Hoagland on Sep 05, 2014
    I just bought some through over the summer!

  • Neice410 Neice410 on Sep 05, 2014
    amazon has them, I bought some couple of years ago.

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    • Neice410 Neice410 on Sep 07, 2014
      @Gabriella Olocco I believe the plants are from South America, not sure they are shipped overseas. Yesterday at my local city market they had them for sale plus I have bought them at the nursery. Simple plant to grow just need bright sunlight & misting weekly.

  • Donna Shipley Donna Shipley on Sep 05, 2014
    All our local nurseries carry them. Some are already made up creatively and nest to them there is usually a BIG basket of loose ones to choose from.

  • Kaytee Kaytee on Sep 05, 2014
    Home Depot has them in the "indoor garden" dept.

  • Vj Corrales Vj Corrales on Sep 05, 2014
    I get a couple at EXPO Cactus & Succulents, but still don't know how to take care of them =(

    • Carolyn Garner Carolyn Garner on Sep 07, 2014
      @Vj All you need to do is spray mist them about twice a week with non chlorinated water and keep them out of the direct sun.

  • Trish Davenport Trish Davenport on Sep 05, 2014
    I got mine on Etsy along with the globes to put them in and the stand. They also sell double globes that hang attached one from the other. I live in Florida so it's always hot here and they arrived fine in the mail.

  • Trish Davenport Trish Davenport on Sep 05, 2014
    CTSairplants check them out on Etsy

  • Sharon Clyatt Sharon Clyatt on Sep 05, 2014
    I live here in Florida ,So I get mine from outside my Door :) Just look around, up the trees and everywhere:) the last time i got one at Burger King Parking lot it fell out from a tree in the back so I drove to scoop it up and now its a big round Ball Like a Orb of greenery!

  • Jollyroger Jollyroger on Sep 05, 2014
    About air ferns. Looks like you got a lot of answers to "where to get them from" but I didn't see anyone answer the question "how to take care of them?" You can go on line and get several answers to that question. I finally settled on a very simple care plan. About twice a week I spritz them especially where the leaf meets the stem. I take them down and spritz each one and place it upright on a kitchen towel. After an hour or so I give them a gentle upside down shake which gets rid of excess water. I have repurposed some candle holders (the kind that hold tea lights). Air ferns are so light and will stay almost anywhere you put them . I have had most of mine for over a year and they are beginning to form new ones on the existing plant. Oh yes, cats seem to like to play with them so you have to be creative in your placement !

  • Gabriella Olocco Gabriella Olocco on Sep 05, 2014
    Ma come fanno a crescere? Non vedo radici alla terra! Chi può rispondermi?Aiutare a rispondere a questa domanda ...

  • Gabriella Olocco Gabriella Olocco on Sep 05, 2014
    abito a Torino, in Italia.....Chi mi può rispondere? ...

  • Sherry Mecca Sherry Mecca on Sep 06, 2014
    Is there a home depot hardware store near you?

  • Joan Jones Joan Jones on Sep 06, 2014
    I purchased mine at a Walgreens.

  • PattyAnn PattyAnn on Sep 06, 2014
    CTS plants on Etsy. Great plants. Speedy service.

  • Diana Lafavor Diana Lafavor on Sep 07, 2014
    Thank you for all the answers I will check some local nursery's before i head to the Big Box Stores. I heard misting is necessary in low humidity homes. there is also an air plant seller on ebay that sells Air plant food

  • PattyAnn PattyAnn on Sep 08, 2014
    CTS Airplants on Etsy has so many choices - you will be amazed at the variety. They come in great condition with specific instructions for their care. I have even received some that were in bloom. Airplants are in the bromeliad family and you can purchase food for them also from CTS - the prices are very reasonable. I don't mist my plants but found that they do better if I soak them in a bowl of water once a week for about 20-30 minutes and then lay them on a towel to dry. I can then also add the plant food to the water. Have fun with them.

    • Trish Davenport Trish Davenport on Dec 12, 2014
      @PattyAnn That's exactly what I do Patty Ann and mine are thriving. I just love the air plants. I put them in warm water for about 20 minutes once a week and also onto paper towel.

  • Annie Annie on Sep 13, 2014
    I bought a BUNCH from Amazon at the Tillandia store. They came in beautiful condition and were delivered to my door. It's 105 here today so you get the picture.

  • Gabriella Olocco Gabriella Olocco on Dec 10, 2014
    AThanks so much Neice410 for your answer. Best greetings for Xmas.iutare a rispondere a questa domanda ...