Growing Tillandsia in terrariums is no more difficult than growing them in any other way, it’s often a little easier! Aside from the usual airplant care, it’s worth remembering that because terrariums tend to be semi-closed with only a hole or two for ventilation they’re better kept in a well ventilated area to aid with air movement. The simplest method with terrariums is to sit airplants in loose rather than trying to attach them or glue them into the terrarium. Leaving your airplants loose makes watering a whole lot easier, simply take the airplant out and either mist it or pop it into some water to soak. Just make sure that the airplant has dried out and that there’s no water collected in the leaf joints before popping it back into the terrarium. We’d never suggest using airplants in closed terrariums such as jars with lids on. With airplants, the clue is in the name… they need air! Open sided terrariums or bowls offer an attractive home for airplants whilst providing a suitable environment for Tillandsia to thrive.
When creating an airplant terrarium, your options really are unlimited! Whether you want to create a colour co-ordinated airplant display to fit in with your furniture colour, a complete contrast or a totally off-the-wall terrarium, your imagination is your only limitation. We always start with a bed of airplant safe sand or gravel, this provides a little stability for the plant. A bit of reindeer moss can add a little height to the back and then a decoration or two.
For the really easy option, our airplant kits contain everything you need to make an airplant terrarium!