Who can bother with real gardens anymore? Swap heavy pots and bulky plants with these low-maintenance air plants in Singapore.
With urban gardening on the rise here in Singapore, it’s tempting to start cultivating those green thumbs, yes? But if you can’t keep a houseplant alive even if your life depended on it, you’re not alone. Let us introduce you to air plants. Also known as tillandsia, these gorgeous plants get most of their nutrients from the air and don’t need to grow from soil. Say what? Watering is easy; most experts recommend soaking your plant in room temperature water every 10-14 days, gently shaking off the excess water, and leaving it to air dry. We think it’s even easier than caring for succulents. Sounds like something up your alley? Let’s start shopping for one…
Where to shop for air plants in Singapore
1. Crafted Identity
Shop simple and elegant air plant arrangements here at Crafted Identity. Launched by a husband and wife team who chanced upon some air plants while looking for ideas to decorate their home, they became fascinated with ways to arrange the air plants and work with seashells, driftwood and pots.
Crafted Identity, multiple locations including Thomson Plaza and The Yards
2. Rabbit Island
No cute bunnies spotted here at this one-stop shop for houseplants. This store contains the whole shebang: juicy succulents, “holey” monsteras, self-sufficient cactus, fresh herbs, dried flowers and fuss-free air plants! Looking to go the extra mile for a full-on green wall? Fret not, these peeps can fix one up for you.
Rabbit Island, #08-67, Mega@Woodlands, 39 Woodlands Close, Singapore 737856
3. The Green Capsule
Founded by two green enthusiasts, The Green Capsule specialises in creating bespoke air plant terrariums. It’s a nifty way to add some little greenery to your abode with little to no effort. We say, get in on the action by signing up for its workshops. From putting together a fancy terrarium to building your own green wall replete with air plants, let your creativity grow.
The Green Capsule, multiple locations including Funan and Great World
4. Toh Garden
Though an established tropical orchid grower in Singapore for close to two decades, Toh Garden made the decision to keep up with the plant trends and have included air plants in the catalogue. They also deliver the plants straight to your home, but where’s the fun in that?
Toh Garden, Sungei Tengah Agrotech Park, 11 Lorong Pasu, Singapore 699191
5. Pick a Plant
Tillandsias come in different shapes and sizes. Get acquainted with the soil-free plants at this nursery. Backed by air plant collectors, shop a range of tillandsias species, like cotton candy, bulbosa, cyanea and more. Looking for rare finds? There’s a dedicated collector’s selection which includes montana and butzii.
Pick a Plant, 50 Old Choa Chu Kang Road, Track 14, Singapore 698940, by appointment only
6. A Tilly A Day
If you want to get started on your DIY garden but don’t know how to, A Tilly A Day conducts workshops and classes. Add some character (literally) to your arrangement with a miniature figurine or two. Shop their range of air plants, cactus and succulents and many indoor plants at the store or online.
A Tilly A Day, #02-03 (West Wing), Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761
Now, off you go to create a lush oasis at home with these air plants in Singapore.