MistandSea

Air plant, Nature Inspired, Eco Friendly, Decor & Gifts

San Diego, California | 14 Sales

MistandSea

Air plant, Nature Inspired, Eco Friendly, Decor & Gifts

San Diego, California 14 Sales On Etsy since 2019

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Announcement   My shop may be new, but I am taking great care in creating and packing out my plant designs! Thank you for visiting! -Kara

Featured in UC San Diego's "Profiles in Sustainability"!! Check out the article at https://sustainucsd.org/2019/02/13/profile-in-sustainability-karalani-cross/

***FREE SHIPPING available on many shop items!***

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Last updated on Mar 12, 2019

My shop may be new, but I am taking great care in creating and packing out my plant designs! Thank you for visiting! -Kara

Featured in UC San Diego's "Profiles in Sustainability"!! Check out the article at https://sustainucsd.org/2019/02/13/profile-in-sustainability-karalani-cross/

***FREE SHIPPING available on many shop items!***

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Production partners

  • air plant grower

    St. Augustine, FL

    Grows air plants.

  • art store

    San Diego, CA

    Make wooden container for other design materials.

  • Shell seller

    San Diego, CA

    Sells sea shells.

  • Heat pack shop

    Orinda, CA

    Heat pack distributor

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Last updated on Mar 21, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Do you make bulk orders for weddings, birthdays, etc.?

Yes, I would love to be a part of your special occasion. Please message me using the "Contact Shop Owner" button on my shop with the item name(s) and number of items you would like me to create.

What is an air plant?

An air plant, also known as a tillandsia, is a plant that does not need soil to obtain its nutrients. Instead, it absorbs nutrients in water through the trichomes on its leaves (they appear to be small white hairs on the plant, although it is hard to capture in photos). In nature, tillandsias attach themselves to trees, rocks, shrubs, and other stationary objects. They wrap their "roots" around the object, although this is only for support, and not for nutrients. They prefer to live in temperatures between 50 and 90 degrees F; some tillandsias can be found in more tropical climates, while others can be found in arid climates. Please message me if you have any specific questions about the tillandsias in my shop!

How do I water my air plant?

Soak plants for 20-30 minutes in a bowl of tap/filtered water 1X/week. In drier climates, mist 1-3 times per week in addition to soaking, or soak 2X/week. Your air plant needs to be watered more frequently if the tips/leaves are browning and/or the leaves are curling under the plant. Of course, there are exceptions. Slightly brown tips are normal, especially if the air plant is producing new pups or about to bloom, and some air plant leaves naturally curl under.
Keep plant in aerated space while drying and make sure plant completely dries within 4 hours of watering. Gently shake water off after soaking and place upside down while drying to prevent water from collecting in the root.

What type of lighting do air plants like?

The answer to this varies depending on air plant variety, but on average they enjoy bright indirect sunlight (bright fluorescent home/office lighting is okay, too). Air plants with many trichomes covering their body (the little white fuzzy hairs that grow on the plant leaves) tolerate more sunlight, while plants with shinier leaves and less trichomes prefer less sunlight. Air plants generally like a few hours of direct sun, just take care when the rays are especially powerful that day (e.g., no cloud cover), as the leaves can get sunburned.

What temperature do air plants prefer?

They prefer warmer temperatures (50-90 degrees).

Blooming and pupping

Air plants will occasionally bloom flowers (frequency depends on the type). Pupping is when air plant babies are made! You will see a new very small air plant coming off the parent. The pups have a separate center from the parent. When the pup reaches at least 1/3rd the parent plant size, you can remove it by gently grabbing its base and twisting it away. You don't have to remove the pup if you'd like an air plant clump!