Wednesday, May 28, 2014

All They Need Is The Air That They Breathe






Well, here are the three plants that I bought. They look like spider plants, but did you notice that they were not planted in dirt? They do not need any dirt. The live on air! They are called Epiphytes, or Air Plants. And since they were less than a dollar apiece, I couldn't resist! They sold ones that were much larger and had different leaves, but they cost more. They are able to absorb all their nutrients and water through their leaves. You can lay them anywhere, a saucer or just a table. All they need is some decent light and sprayed with water once in awhile. No dirt or potting. If these do well, I may go back and buy some bigger ones.Here is what they look like as a kaleidoscope.


“I wonder why you care, God— why do you bother with us at all? All we are is a puff of air; we’re like shadows in a campfire.”

Psalm 144


24 comments:

Linda said...

Wow, Ginny....fascinating and beautiful!

Betsy Adams said...

Mercy Me... I've never seen or heard of these Air Plants. They do look like Spider Plants though... Interesting.
Hugs,
Betsy

Anne Jeffries said...

Bromiliads is another name for them, right?

reana claire said...

Air plants.. hmmm.... I wouldnt mind buying a few too.. a dollar is very cheap!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Ginny es air plants, that would have been my second guess and certainly these shots do look more like them I used to have a small one many years ago and of course they have many of them in Australia.

Ann said...

they are amazing plants and nice looking too. I wonder if I would do better with an air plant than I do with regular plants. I have no green thumb at all

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Tilly Plants...Tillandsia ....Like I said yesterday My mom called them Tilly [and that is the same thing as air plant if you look it up on Google.]

Roan said...

Now these are interesting plants. Maybe my black thumb wouldn't kill this one.

Tamago said...

Air Plants! How interesting they don't need dirt! Sounds easy to keep them alive...maybe even I can grow them :-)
They sure look very lovely and the kaleidoscope image looks so pretty!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow Ginny I had no idea such a plant existed!! How neat! Ya learn something new every day :)

From the Kitchen said...

You find the most interesting things!! And they are interesting looking as well. Are they fast growing?

Best,
Bonnie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Amazing, my kind of plant! I should get some of them

Donna said...

Hi Ginny! Yes, Libby is a Pug.
What a neat plant!
hughugs

Sandra said...

great photos of them... bob says he is waiting to see how they do up there, as in if they live. if you moved down here i would take you out and you could pick as many as you want from the trees for free. we are waiting for you.... love the edit at the end....

Rose said...

How big do they get??? I might be able to grow them...no, the cats would still want to eat them.

Love the kaleidoscope shot.

Patsy said...

I have not had these before.
Interesting!

A Quiet Corner said...

And where can we get them????...:)JP

crafty cat corner said...

Wow, wouldn't it be good if we could live on air, no more shopping or cooking, lol
Thanks for the comment on the boxed cats. Rupert looks big but he's all fur and quite skinny underneath, that's how he manages to get all of him into the box. lol
Briony
x

SquirrelQueen said...

I love these plants, wish I could find some for a dollar. Your header is gorgeous Ginny.

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Well how about that! And they are very pretty!

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Cheryl @ TFD said...

This is an interesting little plant! How big does it get?

Dee said...

Amazing...

Chatty Crone said...

I had never head of a plant that lives on air - amazing.