Indoor tillandsias require only a weekly misting with water and (like many houseplants) bright, indirect light. You can also submerge your tillandsias in water for a few hours once every couple of weeks and forgo the misting; this is evidently a more foolproof way to keep them happy, but our own are doing just fine with mist.
A few ways to incorporate air plants into your decor:
• At a dinner party, decorate each place setting with a tillandsia set in a votive cup or just centered on the napkin or plate. You can use cute aluminum plant tags to make them into place cards.
• For a little bit of live plant adornment on your home accessories, use wire or twine to attach a tillandsia to the end of a lamp cord or to the end of the cord on your blinds. You can also affix an air plant to a curtain tieback in lieu of a tassel.
• Nestle a few tillandsias among your houseplants and orchids. Use them to disguise soil at the base of potted trees.
• Tillandsias are great in flower arrangements, nestled among the stems. You can even take the opposite approach and use a larger tillandsia as the base that anchors a bouquet of flimsier flowers, tucking the stems in among the tillandsia's leaves.
• These little plants also do very well in the bathroom. They love a steamy environment, and their muted colors will help create a peaceful atmosphere.
• For a party, hang tillandsias along a string of lights as natural lampshades.
We'd love to hear how you use airplants to decorate your home... do tell!