I few weeks ago I posted my DIY Beaded Glass Bubbles to hold my air plants in. I got a lot of comments asking what an air plant (Tillandsia) is and were can you find them. The few air plants that I started with, I got at West Elm. They are gorgeous and healthy, but I honestly paid too much for them. I think one was $6 and the other was $4.
I haven’t been able to find any locally yet, here in Bakersfield. But, I’m really not all that surprised. Bakersfield is a pretty big city that thinks it’s a tiny cow town. For example, our GAP in the mall recently had to close, because it wasn’t making it. Yes, LA is only 2 hours away, but I really don’t want to drive there all the time.
So, I did a little Amazon shopping and tried out a few vendors for air plants and glass bubbles. I ordered quite a few and I wanted to share what sources I found to be the best. By the way, this is not an ad. I just wanted to help you find some great online sources for air plants.
This set, seen in the images, was the best purchase. It send I would get 5 different plants and I actually got 6. They came in less then a week, were nicely packed and are healthy and strong. With shipping I paid less the $11 for this set.
The round glass bubbles and the tear dropped shaped bubbles were smaller then I expected, but I actually think they are pretty dang cute. Both came in sets of 6 and I think these look fabulous in a little grouping.
I filled my bubbles with a little colored sand and just sat my little plants in them. The colored sand (bought at Hobby Lobby in the wedding section for $2.99) adds a great pop of color.