Air Plant Terrarium Ideas

Air plant terrarium ideas

Since I’m on an air plant high lately I thought why not show you some fun terrariums I saw at our local Wegmans. They were all very simple, anyone one could do kind of ideas, and that too with easily available props. Unlike the usual terrarium (of which I’m a huge fan of as seen herehere, and here) these are super low maintenance. No watering required for the set up or the air plant. You do take care of the air plant a little differently than a regular plant but more on that in this post.

If you wish to have your own slice of rock garden on your office desk all you need are a clear vase, dried moss, and rocks! Just a heads up, these are all IPhone pictures taken at odd angles. The arrangements were kept on low shelves and the only way I could get a picture without the reflection of the glass under the bright lights was the top down angle.

simple air plant terrarium

Display them inside a hanging glass bulb vase specifically designed for terrariums, again with rocks.

simple air plant terrarium

As you can see colored aquarium rocks also make for a great anchoring base for these sculptural plants. This air plant even has a flower!

air plant terrarium

Another version of #1, this time with black beads and stones.

air plant terrarium

My favorite however is this fun bowl filled with colorful buttons. Both whimsical and practical at the smae time. Note there is a layer of colored aquarium rocks in the bottom.

air plant terrarium ideas

How would you display an air plant? Any innovative ideas out there?

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  1. Vidya I have airplants and here are the few ways I hv displayed in past
    One more cute way is to drill a hole in to plastic toy animal such as elephant, dinasouras then spray paint in fun color and mount the airplant in hole.
    I also display mine in white ceramic cow creamer which looks cute.

    I liked the idea of using artificial moss. Will try that.

  2. I really need to get on the air plant train! I’d love some in my bathroom, and I’ve seen some really cool terrariums suspended on clear fishing line from the ceiling.

  3. I LOVE air plants and terrariums! Such cool ideas! I would love for you to link up with us tonight at Thursday STYLE! Looking forward to the Ringing in Spring Home Tour :)