This is the way tillandsias grow in their natural environment, attaching themselves to the porous bark of trees and absorbing moisture from the tropical air. I have carefully mounted seven different tillandsia species to this cork bark wall hang. A spiky ionantha, aeranthos and fluffy fuchsii are perched on the top ledge, while a lovely green stricta and curly caput medusae reach out from divets in the cork surface. A gorgeous velutina rosette fills in the lower left, accented by an icy green crocata curling out from above. Virgin cork bark is a lightweight, sustainable, renewable, and environmentally friendly natural resource. Cork bark is “stripped” off the cork oak trees at appropriate intervals without damage to the trees and allows new bark to grow in its place so there is no harm to nature; no trees are cut or destroyed. Simply dunk the plant in water 1-2 times per week or mist frequently. The cork bark is rot resistant and may be moistened as well, though the air plants would prefer it not be wet all the time. Only place the piece in its permanent location when completely dry. An incredible display of these amazing little creatures and perfect gift for lovers of the natural world. It can also be leaned against shelf or other flat surface. Cork bark measures approximately "8 by "5, with the plants extending the display. Unpackaging and care instructions will be provided. This lovely piece of living art will ship USPS priority with delivery confirmation.
Vertical Garden: Air Plants on Sustainable Virgin Cork Bark
- Handmade item
- Materials: tillandsia, air plant, virgin cork bark, sawtooth hanger, tillandsia crocata, tillandsia caput medusae, tillandsia velutina, tillandsia aeranthos, tillandsia fuchsii, tillandsia ionantha, tillandsia stricta
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- Listed on May 8, 2012
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