MistandSea

Air Plant and Crystal Display Gifts, Healing Nature

San Diego, California

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Announcement    Reconnect, restore, and heal your inner self through nature. Get inspired with our self + plant care information based on our years of experience nurturing our own mind, body, and plants. To receive this info, sign up at https://mailchi.mp/33308db40d1c/mist-sea-weekly-newsletter

I’m Kara, and welcome! I'm here to share the gift of nature with you. When I received my first air plant, I was in awe. It became the highlight of my week to water and nurture it -- a breath of fresh air on my work desk. Plant care is self-care, and I can't wait to share these beautiful & raw forms of Mother Nature with you. I feel that when we look into nature, we better understand ourselves, how we grow, how we flourish, what helps us breath and be healthy, to live a life of fulfillment from our head to our roots.

Each piece comes with inspiration, meaning, and a message to help you (or that special person you are sending it to) reconnect with your spiritual self. May the powerful intersection of nature and person be reflected within each piece. This intersection can't be lost, for Mother Earth depends on us as much as we need her.

Check out our interview with our local online magazine, the San Diego Voyager: http://sdvoyager.com/interview/meet-karalani-cross-mist-sea-northern/

Lastly, the items used to pack and ship are made from recycled materials. We want to tread lightly and respect our place on this Earth. To learn about how this played into the start of mist & sea, go to: https://sustainucsd.org/2019/02/13/profile-in-sustainability-karalani-cross/

Thanks so much for visiting. Questions? Send me a message!

Much Love,
Kara

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Last updated on May 11, 2021

Reconnect, restore, and heal your inner self through nature. Get inspired with our self + plant care information based on our years of experience nurturing our own mind, body, and plants. To receive this info, sign up at https://mailchi.mp/33308db40d1c/mist-sea-weekly-newsletter

I’m Kara, and welcome! I'm here to share the gift of nature with you. When I received my first air plant, I was in awe. It became the highlight of my week to water and nurture it -- a breath of fresh air on my work desk. Plant care is self-care, and I can't wait to share these beautiful & raw forms of Mother Nature with you. I feel that when we look into nature, we better understand ourselves, how we grow, how we flourish, what helps us breath and be healthy, to live a life of fulfillment from our head to our roots.

Each piece comes with inspiration, meaning, and a message to help you (or that special person you are sending it to) reconnect with your spiritual self. May the powerful intersection of nature and person be reflected within each piece. This intersection can't be lost, for Mother Earth depends on us as much as we need her.

Check out our interview with our local online magazine, the San Diego Voyager: http://sdvoyager.com/interview/meet-karalani-cross-mist-sea-northern/

Lastly, the items used to pack and ship are made from recycled materials. We want to tread lightly and respect our place on this Earth. To learn about how this played into the start of mist & sea, go to: https://sustainucsd.org/2019/02/13/profile-in-sustainability-karalani-cross/

Thanks so much for visiting. Questions? Send me a message!

Much Love,
Kara

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About MistandSea

Sales 1,064
On Etsy since 2019

Be inspired by nature.

A handmade shop with eco-friendly values and a vision to bring the magic of nature indoors. Being close to nature improves well-being, but many of us find it difficult to spend time in nature because of our busy lives. Whether your mist & sea air plant design is in your office, at your bedside table, or given to your loved ones as a gift, my wish is for each piece to inspire something that you need; inner trust to someone with self-doubt, deep calming breathes to someone experiencing stress, or unconditional self-love to someone who forgot how amazing they are. Read the each product description to find out which air plant piece will serve you!

Production partners

  • air plant grower

    St. Augustine, FL

    Grows air plants.

  • Blue Crystal Vibrations

    San Diego, CA

    Crystal Supplier

  • Cuffel Farms

    San Diego, CA

    Air Plant Nursery

  • 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 May 7, 2019
Frequently asked questions
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!

What if my item arrives damaged?

If your item was damaged during transit, you can do the following:

~Send me pictures of the damaged item within 3 days of receiving it.

~Keep the damaged items and packaging.

~Once we receive the photos of the damaged product we will ship out a new one ASAP free of cost to you.