Gather your materials: lichen and moss covered branch, forceps, a glass enclosure, tillandsia (air plants), and reindeer moss. Optional: a pruner.
Obtain a glass enclosure that allows for some airflow. I’m using a hand-blown, bubble shaped glass terrarium with a hole for mounting on the wall.
Add a base layer of reindeer moss until the enclosure is about 1/5 full. It’s nice to have a few different colors of moss for contrast and texture. Don’t overfill it.
Positioning a tillandsia in a part of the branch helps to elevate them, giving vertical dimension, and replicating their natural growth habit.
When you’re done, find a bright spot with indirect light and a mild temperature to feature your aerium. Mist with water once every two weeks (weekly during hot or dry periods) using a spray bottle.
- Glass Enclosure
- Lichen and moss covered branch or nature debris
- Tillandsia (air plants)
- Reindeer Moss
San Francisco, California