Along with other airplants and quarts crystals
What you need:
- a 4 inch xerographica airplant (found here)
- Tillandsia red airplant (found here)
- Tillandsia Drunken Gnome airplant (shown flowering in arrangement) (found here)
- 2 purple veined orchids (9-10 inches high) in 3 inch high opaque orchid cups
- 3.5 inch L quartz crystal (found here)
- 3 inch H quartz point (found here)
- purple barnacle cluster (shown 8 inches L)(found here)
- can Green Glow (found here)
- sharp pruning shears (found here)
- glue gun (found here)
- glue stick (found here)
- black mini river pebbles (found here)
- sheet moss (found here)
- 1 piece of raffia (found here)
- Clear Quakehold! Gel (found here)
- 14 inch tray (similar found here)
- a ruler
- heavy duty scissors (99 cent store)
- old pie tin
Flower & Plant Cost: $34.71 excluding shipping
Rated: Easy Arrangement
This arrangement combines treasures from the sea, i.e. purple barnacles, mini orchids, xerographica (the large airplant with leaves that curl and look like a bun in someone's hair) with other airplants, and gemstones which are semi-precious. The arraignment will last for a good while, and when the last blooms of the orchids have dropped off, you can keep the grass cups you have made and you can slide new orchids in. The airplants, with proper care, will last a long time, and they are not hard to care for, just don't get the roots wet (as that would rot them).
Care tip: Give orchids 2 ice cubes a week and let the ice cubes melt.
Care tip: Spray airplants with water 1-3 times a week. Keep in indirect sunlight.
Airplant is a common name for the Tillandsia genus in the family Bromeliaceae. Airplants are one of those plants that reproduce after flowering. They have pups! After the flower dies, the plant produces baby airplants called pups. Sometimes these are formed on the stem where the flower was or sometimes they are formed at the base of the plant depending upon the variety. To learn more about pups, take a look at this link: https://modernairplants.com/air-plant-growth-cycle/
If you have your orchids, airplants, barnacles and supplies, let's begin. It's not hard, promise.