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lynnequallen
Aug 12, 2017 6:42 PM CST
I have quite a green thumb with houseplants so I've decided to try my hand at airplants. Since I no longer have anymore space I plan to attach them to a frame and hang it on the wall. The video on YouTube suggested using glue but is that really how to do it? My question, though, is how to water them once they are on the frame?
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TennesseeDave
Aug 12, 2017 8:31 PM CST
You are going to have to mist them a few times a week or if the frame can be handled easily then dunk the entire thing for a few minutes.
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purpleinopp
Aug 13, 2017 7:11 AM CST
There are a couple of extensive discussions about air plants (Tillandsia species) on houseplant forum, if you would like to see what others are doing.

Sounds like a cool idea! As long as there's enough light where hung.
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plantmanager
Aug 13, 2017 9:44 AM CST
Lynne, it's fine to use glues, or even hot glue. I don't glue mine. I just put them on the plaque with some moss around the roots and use matching thin florist wire to attach it to the plaque. After lots of misting, the wire rusts and breaks and I take it off. The plant is usually rooted to the plaque by then. I mist daily because our place is very dry.
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AlyssaBlue
Aug 13, 2017 10:32 AM CST
For a different option, you could go to the craft store and buy whatever decorative ribbon you like, and loop it to hang the plant. That way you can change it up as opposed to glue. And there's lots of pretty ribbons!

I purchased one that was glued and I've since removed it. It seems to be growing better without the glue.
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plantmanager
Aug 13, 2017 11:01 AM CST
Ribbon is a good suggestion, Alyssa, but I wonder how it would look if it's misted daily?
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