Xmas Airplant Himmeli

by Alyson Mowat Studio

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Description

Decorate your Xmas tree with a copper himmeli air plant holder Himmeli are a Finnish holiday decoration, traditionally made from pieces of straw in an attempt to secure a bounteous crop for the following year. The larger and more elaborate the sculpture, the greater the crop. Here’s hoping your himmeli inspired jewel-shaped talismans bring an abundance of sparkle and delight over the coming year. They make beautiful mobiles when massed together, and can be hung, mounted or simply placed on a shelf or table; the possibilities are endless. Explore the relationship between the plant and the brass structure, experimenting with different angles. Caring for your air plant Air plants (Tillandsia spp.) are curious little fellas. Unusual in the sense that they absorb nutrients through their leaves and don’t require soil to bed roots into. Their looks also make them stand out in a crowd. Who could deny their quirky style (they are relatives of the pineapple after all), all spiky foliage and out there… not to mention the pop of purple and pink blooms that appeal to hummingbirds and butterflies from late autumn to spring. Their lack of a need for soil makes air plants ideal for ornamental display and the perfect partner for our diamond himmeli. Air plants love the light, but nothing too direct. They like it breezy, so avoid enclosing them in a terrarium or tight corner. Mist every couple of days and give them a good bath, never in icy water, once a fortnight. Leave them bopping along leisurely for around half an hour. Avoid handling them too much as this will affect the silvery coating that is essential for the proper functioning of air plants.

How to care for your plants

  • Delivered via overnight courier, safely packed and wrapped upright in a box.

  • Your plant’s pot should have holes in the bottom so it is able to drain water easily.

  • If reusing a pot that had other plants in it, it is recommended you wash the pot, killing any mould or bacteria.

  • Do not over water your plant as the roots will rot.

  • Most plants need to be kept by a good source of natural light.

  • You should fertilise your plant every two months. You can use all purpose fertiliser.

  • Any dead or fallen leaves should be removed to prevent bacteria and mould. Dead branches should also be removed.

Xmas Airplant Himmeli

by Alyson Mowat Studio

[[ productPrice|currency("GBP") ]]

All of our artisans are local, so to ensure this product is available to your delivery address, please enter a full UK delivery postcode below. eg. W1K 2TJ

Description

Decorate your Xmas tree with a copper himmeli air plant holder
 
Himmeli are a Finnish holiday decoration, traditionally made from pieces of straw in an attempt to secure a bounteous crop for the following year. The larger and more elaborate the sculpture, the greater the crop. Here’s hoping your himmeli inspired jewel-shaped talismans bring an abundance of sparkle and delight over the coming year.
 
They make beautiful mobiles when massed together, and can be hung, mounted or simply placed on a shelf or table; the possibilities are endless. Explore the relationship between the plant and the brass structure, experimenting with different angles.

Caring for your air plant
Air plants (Tillandsia spp.) are curious little fellas. Unusual in the sense that they absorb nutrients through their leaves and don’t require soil to bed roots into. Their looks also make them stand out in a crowd. Who could deny their quirky style (they are relatives of the pineapple after all), all spiky foliage and out there… not to mention the pop of purple and pink blooms that appeal to hummingbirds and butterflies from late autumn to spring.
 
Their lack of a need for soil makes air plants ideal for ornamental display and the perfect partner for our diamond himmeli.
 
Air plants love the light, but nothing too direct. They like it breezy, so avoid enclosing them in a terrarium or tight corner. Mist every couple of days and give them a good bath, never in icy water, once a fortnight. Leave them bopping along leisurely for around half an hour. Avoid handling them too much as this will affect the silvery coating that is essential for the proper functioning of air plants.

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Alyson Mowat Studio
I founded my botanical studio in 2013. Prior to this I moved from South Africa to London training and working as a graphic designer, then studying…
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