Table Tower XL


£29.00

By Arkiplant

These figures can be added on your dining table, office desk or wherever there is a horizontal surface. Benefits of the series is that they don't take much space and can be easily moved around. 

Height: 30 cm 

Top diameter: 8 cm

Finishing: white paint coated steel

100% handmade high quality holder for XL size air plants or pots.

XL air plants are very special and rare to find as it takes long time for an air plant to grow that big. These hand picked XL air plants are only available with the selected products on our homepage.

Guidelines regarding times of delivery:

Denmark and Estonia 5-7 working days

Scandinavia approx. 7-9 working days

Europe approx. 7-9 working days

Dispatch time: 2-4 working days 

Tillandsia Brachycaulos var. Abdida:

Rainforest plant. Origin: Guatemala. Size: about 10x15 cm

Tillandsia Capitata Peach:

Desert plant. Origin: Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Honduras. Size: about 12x25cm

Tillandsia Elongata:

Rainforest plant. Origin: Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad. Size: about 15x20cm

Tillandsia Xerographica XL:

Desert plant. Origin: El Salvador, Guatemala. Size: about 15x20 cm  

 

Care for your plants

  • What is an air plant? Air plant is a more widely used name for Tillandsia - a plant that comes in many shapes, sizes and forms. They are unique in the fact that they grow without soil, deriving moisture and nutrients from the air. Tillandsias are the largest genus in the bromeliad family.
  • Where are air plants from? Air plants are native to warm and temperate regions throughout Mexico, Central and South America and some southeastern areas of the United States. They can be found in rainforests and inland desert areas. Air plants can grow on rocks, trees, bushes and in an urban area, even a fence or electric wires will do.
  • Do all air plants bloom? All air plants bloom. Depending on the type of an air plant, flowers may last from few days up to a year. Air plants generally bloom only once. After flowering they start to produce seeds or baby plants (pups).
  • How big can air plants grow? Air plants grow very slowly. Most of them are close to full size when purchase. The size varies from 2cm to 2m. If you wish to grow your plant, then do not remove baby plants (pups) and it starts to form a clump (parent plant with pups). If the clump gets too big, just split it down carefully.
  • How long is a life of an air plant? If you take good care of your air plant (good light and water conditions), you will have a very long period of enjoyment. There are plants that live more than 20 years of age. Some of the plants start to fade away after flowering, but they typically produce a few to several offspring and the next generation lives on.

Watering

  • How to water air plants? Some people might have a wrong believe that air plants do not need water. All plants need water and light to photosynthesize and air plants are no exception. They get their water and nutrients through the leaves therefore it is important to get all the leaves wet while watering. Use water at room temperature. After watering it is important to remove the excess water by shaking plants gently. Standing water between the leaves and especially in the centre part can be harmful and cause rot. We use mainly two methods for watering: misting between thorough waterings and soaking for proper hydration.
  • How to mist air plants? This is an ideal and easy way to water air plants because you do not have to remove plants from their holders. Use a spray for misting. To ensure that mist reaches all the leaves, rotate it while doing it. But it is not enough to hydrate a plant in long term and therefore you should also soak your plants once in a while.
  • How to soak air plants? Fill up a sink, bowl or bucket with enough water in which to completely submerge your plants leaves. Leave the plants into water for 20-30 minutes. If you are planning to go away on a holiday, you can leave it in for a bit longer.  Air plants that are flowering should not be submerged in water. 
  • What does desert plant/rainforest plant mean? Which one is mine? Desert and rainforest plants have slightly different characteristics and needs of water and light. Desert plants are adapted to live in places with more sun exposure and drought, such as deserts. They are a bit silvery with fuzzy or furry appearance, often curly. Desert plants can survive on an average mist every few days or even once a week. They are a great choice for anyone who prefers to water their plants infrequently but remember that they need larger amounts of light. Soak them 1-3 times a month or when it seems to lose freshness. Rainforest plants are origin to more damp environment, such as tropical forests. They have a classic slick, smooth and greener look. Rainforest plants depend upon regular misting (2-3 times per week) and supplemental soaking (once every 7-10 days). They also tend to grow a bit quicker.
    • When to water airplants? When your air plant is dehydrated then be sure to water it as soon as possible. It is best to avoid direct sunlight after watering and if possible mist/soak in the morning as this will ensure plant has more time to dry. According to their origin, the amount of water they need slightly differs. Air plants from the desert areas need to be misted around 1-2 times a week and soaked 1-3 times a month. Rainforest plants depend upon regular misting 2-3 times per week and supplemental soaking once every 7-10 days. When your air plant gets dry and loses its freshness, it is always good idea to give it some water. Be also sure to water the tips of the leaves, as they tend to dry out fast.
    • How to understand that my air plant is over/under-watered? If you are unsure about the effectiveness of your watering then study you air plant between waterings. Signs of underwatering are browning or crispy leaf tips and wrinkling leaves which curl up inward, creating a tubular appearance. If you can find these signs, then your plant is telling you to water it more often of more thoroughly. It is difficult to overwater your air plant as long as they are exposed to air circulation and allowed to dry out between waterings. But connection to materials that retain water (soil, moss etc.) and standing water can cause rot.