Houseplants forum: Levitate your Air Plant!

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Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
Bookworm Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Plays in the sandbox Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter
Winter Sowing
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Pistil
Jun 1, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Too pricey for me, but I kinda want one:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flyte/lyfe-set-your-pla...
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jun 1, 2016 11:38 AM CST
That is sort of a neat concept.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Jun 1, 2016 7:45 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing i think it's full on wacky
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
Professional interior landscaper
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WillC
Jun 4, 2016 8:09 AM CST
I won't comment on the marketing concept of putting plants in planters that give the illusion that they are floating in air. I will comment on the inaccurate horticultural information being promulgated in the promo piece.

"Air Plant" is the lay term for an epiphyte. They do not just grow in the air. (Has anyone ever seen a plant just floating by unattached to anything?!!) Epiphytes (as opposed to terrestrials) are plants that grow "in the air" but attached to tree branches by very fine roots. The roots absorb nutrients from runoff from nearby plants to which they are attached. It is a symbiotic relationship and epiphytes are NOT parasites.

Bromeliads, many Orchid species and Staghorn Ferns are among the many epiphytes used as potted plants. The parlor Palm shown in tech video is most definitively NOT an epiphyte or air plant. There are clearly some credibility issues with this project! Yet, there are enough people out there with too much money that this project might turn out to be a success - maybe the next Pet Rock!
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jun 4, 2016 8:20 AM CST
I agree P. T. Barnum had a good saying............ Whistling
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Alisa
Gresham, Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon
Purplebloomcactus
Jun 17, 2016 12:55 PM CST
It's waste of space! when you have a wooden Magnet piece levitating a container. Magnets do wear down after a while! If touched a lot during to repotting process and cleaning process! ( dusting item) l am not sure I like a little heavy magnet around to bump into all the time! Thumbs down
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jun 17, 2016 1:26 PM CST
Simply a novelty item, an expensive one at that.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids
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lauriebasler
Jul 30, 2016 2:52 AM CST
Holy hangin in the Air, that is a lot of money for a little air plant. Sighing! But for $50.00 Hilarious!
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
Bookworm Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Plays in the sandbox Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter
Winter Sowing
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Pistil
Aug 2, 2016 12:23 PM CST
I wonder if they sold any...

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