Air Plant Container Ideas

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Amazing container ideas

super easy air plant containers

Air plant design is an exercise in creativity because the plants are so versatile and the results are so rewarding. Choosing containers for air plants is so fun because air plants are not limited by the same constraints as other plants. Their soil-less-ness (is that a word?) makes them amazingly versatile.

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Air Plant Container Ideas

Wooden bowls

Wooden Bowl Air Plant Container

You can’t get any simpler than this little wooden bowl filled with dried Tillandsai usnedoides (Spanish moss), a tall, upright Tillandsia juncea and a tiny Tillandsia ionantha, yet it totally works.


Pottery Air Plant Container

My sister brought me this lovely hand painted pottery bowl from Portugal. The bowl is just the right compliment for the Tillandsai ionantha ‘Fuego’ (left) and the Tillandsia tricolor v melanocrater (right)  nested in a bed of preserved moss.

Glass Terrariums

Glass Air Plant Container

This glass terrarium is beautiful and serene. The vase is filled with sand then topped with the sculptural Tillandsia caput-medusae and partnered with Tillandsai ionantha. The amethyst ties the terrarium together to create a peaceful ambiance.

Seed Pods

Seed Pod Air Plant Container

This Tillandsai butzii looks great resting against the prickly texture of this seed pod.


Driftwood and airplants - a perfect pair

This small piece of grapewood displays this green abdita, but a large piece could display several plants.


Even a rock can be an air plant container

A rock can serve as both an air plant container and a reminder of a fun outing with loved ones.

Candlestick Holders

Candlestick holders give height to airplant arrangements

Accented with these brightly colored measuring bowls, this candlestick holder give height to this mini Tillandsia xerographica.



Your imagination really is the limit for creating air plant displays. When it comes to air plants, the term container really is a bit of a misnomer. Rather than a container, tillandsias require more of a display platform.  Go on a treasure hunt around your home discovering air plant ‘containers’ you never knew you had!


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