Target is Stepping Up Its Plant Game with a Set of Air Plant Terrariums For Under $13

published Oct 4, 2021
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Target’s plant range has grown in recent months, from its collection of kill-proof houseplants with Apartment Therapy’s very own Plant Doctor, Hilton Carter, to the cute yet creepy succulents that are perfect for the spooky season. And with a variety of real and fake plants, there’s a plant option for everyone.

One of the retailer’s latest offerings is the LiveTrends Beautiful Chaos Air Plants — ideal if you’re after a low-maintenance plant — and it will also add heaps of style to any room of the house. Available in a pack of two, both of the tiny Tillandsia plants are presented in elegant planters with a sleek botanical design, and they certainly look a lot pricier than the retail price of $12.99.

So, just what exactly are air plants? They are epiphytes that cling to the crooks and branches of trees in Central and South America, the West Indies, and southern U.S. There are varieties adapted to grow in rainforests, mountains, deserts, and swamps, but all varieties grow without rooting in soil. Most of the ones you’ll see in stores are members of the Tillandsia genus.

As their name suggests, they absorb nutrients and water from the air through scales on their leaves, meaning no pots, no dirt, and little to no mess. Air plants require very little watering and can thrive in many lighting situations, but bright, indirect light works best. Although an air plant is a tougher, more indestructible plant, care is still needed, albeit not a lot is required.

With its stylish design and low price and maintenance, there’s little to lose and a lot to gain with this plant purchase. And better yet, you don’t even have to walk into a store — the LiveTrends Beautiful Chaos Air Plant (two-pack) is available for purchase online now.