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Air-plants don't require soil, so hang them in the bathroom to be naturally watered by steam
Perhaps because of the pervasive austerity trend, low-maintenance plants like tillandsia and other air plants (epiphytes) have made a comeback. Since they don’t require soil or a lot of maintenance, air plants are also perfect for city dwellers. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful ways to display air plants in glass vases and mini-terrariums, but taking the plants out to be watered and then rearranging them seems too fussy for me. My solution was to put them in my bathroom (where no other plants will grow) so they are adequately watered by shower steam. Enjoy!

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  • How to make a hanging planter. Cheap Hanging Air Plant Containers - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather materials

  • How to make a hanging planter. Cheap Hanging Air Plant Containers - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pierce a hole in the top of the plastic lid with a nail.

  • How to make a hanging planter. Cheap Hanging Air Plant Containers - Step 3
    Step 3

    Apply several layers of spray paint to the lid (drying between each coat) to achieve the desired colour in a smooth finish.

  • How to make a hanging planter. Cheap Hanging Air Plant Containers - Step 4
    Step 4

    Thread a piece of string through the hole in the lid and gently tie a knot around the air plant.

  • How to make a hanging planter. Cheap Hanging Air Plant Containers - Step 5
    Step 5

    Hang near your bathroom window so they can get sunlight and will be watered by steam, or be prepared to water them now and then by either soaking or misting with a spray bottle.

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Ravens Trove
Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects
Are they still thriving? Love this idea.
Ellomennopee
Ellomennopee · 2 projects
Yes, they love the humidity of the bathroom and the light next to a window, so they work for me in my climate in London...
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Princess Roni
Princess Roni · Southampton, England, GB
are they safe if cats eat them my cat tc seems to think all plants flowers and even leafy vegdabells are for him to eat
Ellomennopee
Ellomennopee · 2 projects
I guess you'd have to check with the specific species of air plant (epiphyte) you buy, pictured here are three different species, but I'm no plant expert Happy
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Jill
Jill · Foster City, California, US · 27 projects
I love the lids as containers! I'm going to try this soon.
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PurpleLust
PurpleLust
Love this! Giving it a try in my new home! Thanks for sharing!
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Ellomennopee
Ellomennopee · 2 projects
Hi Eleanor, I'll clarify that in the post. They are air plants and don't need any soil Happy
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Eleanor
Eleanor · Whitehaven, England, GB · 37 projects
Do these plants not need soil or anything?
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