the lazy girl’s garden


I love plants, but I’m not so good at keeping them alive (RIP dearly departed lavender, basil and rose bush of summer 2011…). So when my girlfriend gave me a plant that requires no soil and very little water earlier this week, I was pretty jazzed.

 ‘Air plants,’ from the genus tillandsia, absorb nutrients through their leaves and thrive on humidity and neglect (which there are plenty of in my tiny Montreal apartment).

Starting at about $2 a pop and with no soil or pots required, these sleek looking babies are easy on the wallet. And you can display them in really cool ways.

Technically you shouldn’t need instructions, but if you want to have the lushest air plant on the block, here are some tips for care.

Have you ever owned an air plant?

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