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DIY | How To Make Wall Plant Islands

Updated: Apr 4

Wall Plant Islands are a lovely decorative feature in the home and an eye catching way to grow plants on walls.


Follow this easy guide to make them with no tools required.


How to take care of Plant Islands


Air plants absorb water through their leaves, so you'll need to mist the leaves with a spray bottle 2/3 times a week and add liquid fertiliser to the spray bottle.


Once a month, give the plants a full soak by dipping them in water for a little while.



Plant air canisters on a wall with succulents inside

How to make it:

  1. Grab a baking dish and acetate,

  2. Superglue the acetate to the baking dish,

  3. Fill with sand and gravel - these are just for decoration, air plants don't need this to grow.

  4. Add air plants - see examples below

  5. Stick velcro on the back of the canister and stick it to a wall





air plant canister baking tray with acetate and superglue
diy air plant canisters with a person using a spoon to put gravel inside
A person sticking a velcro on the back of a air plant canister cake tin











Air plants to use:


Air plants that work for this are:


Tillandsia bulbosa,

Tillandsia caput medusae,

Tillandsia ionantha,

Tillandsia pruniosa,

Tillandsia streptophylla.





 

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