Scattered Directions Shelf
Bring some nature into your home or work space with a Scattered Directions shelf air plant holder. This holder mounts flush against a wall.
What comes in the box?
- Your Mountains shelf themed air plant holder (dimensions: 5.7'' W x 6.5'' H x 2.8'' Shelf Length).
- One air plant of your choice (see checkout options).
- One low-profile wire nail for easy hanging!
- Recyclable shipping box and void-fill paper.
- The cherry wood grain and color may slightly vary from what is shown in the photos.
- The air plant you receive will be similar, but not the same as the one shown in the photos.
- All products created by Calibrated Carvings are designed for indoor use only! Please ensure your product does not come into contact with any fluid or moisture.
- When watering your air plant, please remove it from the wooden holder, then let it completely dry before putting it back in.
Caring for your air plants.
Yay, they've arrived! After you've unpacked your air plant and spent sufficient time marveling at their unique beauty (and possibly giving them names), give them a good soak in a water bath (submerged in the water) for about 20 minutes. Shake gently to remove any excess water (important!), and set in a spot with bright light and good air circulation to dry off. Follow the directions below for ongoing care of your plants.
Air plants should be kept where they'll receive bright, indirect sunlight or under fluorescent home/office lighting. Periods of direct sunlight are just fine, but more than a few hours of hot sun will deplete the plants of their moisture. If your plant will be in a spot with some pretty direct light, try misting them every couple of days to keep them hydrated.
Air plants live on air, right? Uh, not right! While air plants don't grow in soil, they definitely NEED to be watered. While the plants can survive for long periods of drought, they will not grow or thrive and will eventually die off if water is too scarce. Follow the directions below for watering your plants on a regular basis and they will stay alive and well for quite some time. The good news is that since these plants are very forgiving, you shouldn't stress over their care schedule. There's certainly no need to get a babysitter when you go on vacation.
How do I water my air plants?
As a main method of watering your plants, we recommend letting them soak in a bath of water for 20 minutes. You can use a bowl or sink. After their shower or bath, gently shake the plants to remove any excess water from the base and the leaves, and set out to dry in an area with enough air circulation to dry them out in about 4 hours. If your plants need an in-between watering, misting them with a spray bottle is a great method. A plant in bloom should be rinsed rather than submerged in water, and take care when rinsing the delicate flowers.
How often do I water my air plants?
Your plants should be watered once per week. If you are in a drier, hotter climate, more frequent watering or misting will be needed. You'll begin to notice that after watering, your plant's leaves will feel stiffer and full of water and they'll be softer and lighter in color when they're in need of water. Wrinkled or rolled leaves can be a sign of dehydration.
Air plants will do best in generally warm conditions (a good range is 50-90 degrees).
Grooming & Aesthetic Maintenance
Everyone needs a little grooming once in a while! It is normal for some of the lower leaves of your Tillandsias to dry out as the plant grows or acclimates to a new environment, and those leaves can be gently pulled right off of the plant. If the leaf tips have dried out, you can snip the dried tip off (try trimming at an angle to leave a natural-looking pointy tip), and the same can be done for the plant's roots. Don't worry about harming your plants during grooming--they'll regrow.