Blooming Air Plant In Eggshell Planters  

 

Air plants are so much fun to have around the house... especially when they are blooming. Crocheting them is even more fun as you watch the colors all come together. Dive into this fun and easy-to-follow along with pattern... you can also explore other colors to make these your very own.

 

 Materials Needed

- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) or Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.

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    • Olive Green or Sage Green
    • Deep Violet
    • Light Orchid
    • Yellow Gold
    • White
    • Hot Pink

     

    Other Materials 

    • 24 gauge wires
    • 1.25 crochet needle
    • Scissors
    • Plier

- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water)

- Light green floral tape

Air Plant Tillandsia Ionantha Fun Facts

 

    • Tillandsia Ionantha is originally native to Mexico, Costa Rica, and certain areas of South America. 
    • Other common Ionantha varieties include Ionantha, Ionantha Guatemala, Ionantha Mexican, Ionantha Rubra, Ionantha Fuego, Ionantha Peanut, Ionantha Victoriana, Ionantha Rosita.
    • Tillandsia (air plants) are members of the Bromeliad family which makes them close cousins to pineapples. 

     

    • Air plants use trichomes (small, hair-like growths which are found on plants) to absorb nutrients and moisture from the air. They’re like little cups that open and close to absorb and retain moisture.
    • The flowers of most air plants are not scented.

     

    • Studies show that Tillandsia could be used to clean the air of heavy metals.

     

    • There are over 500 air plant varieties that exist today!