Tillandsias may free you from the constraints of pots and soil, but that leaves the question of how to display them. With suggestions from breeder Paul Isley, who has grown air plants for more than 30 years, we offer three options:
1. Mounting: Use floral wire to fix the plant onto a branch, fence slat, or section of tree bark. Hold the base of the tillandsia against the object and secure it there by weaving the wire through the plant leaves and around the base several times.
2. Hanging: Take wire that’s flexible but sturdy and custom design your own planter. Make a loose basket or spiral shape to hold the plant, and at the other end of the wire, create a hook for hanging it.
3. Velcro: With a hot-glue gun that has cooled briefly, attach one half of a Velcro dot to the plant’s base and the other half to the wall. This makes it easy to remove the plant for watering.