How did you get into air plants? When I first saw air plants, they immediately captured my attention because their striking sculptural shapes reminded me of adorable alien creatures. Their astounding diversity made me want to collect them all (there are over 600 species) and their unique ability to live without soil sparked a lifelong obsession. I've been designing with them ever since.
How do you care for them? Airplants like bright, indirect sunlight and filtered water. They can be watered either by submerging them for several hours about every 10 days, or spraying them until dripping wet more regularly. They like temperatures from 50-80 degrees.
There are so many different kinds. What's the best way to display them? Because they're so versatile, the possibilities are endless. A single suspended air plant is simple and beautiful, but they can also be arranged in any style and in any area. That's why it's so fun to design with air plants — they can bring nature to any space, indoors or out.
For all things air plant and more of Josh's designs, check out Airplantman Designs. (Images: Josh Rosen)