I was lucky enough to win an Etsy Gift Card in a giveaway at the sweetest digs recently (thanks Gemma!). This air plant pod was at the top of my holiday wish list, so I was pretty excited to find the creator, Denver-based clay artist, Michael McDowell, on Etsy (his shop's name is mudpuppy if you're interested).
I ordered a large and a small pod, both in grey. Aren't they striking? While purchasing the pods was easy, finding air plants proved more difficult. After some Internet searching, I stumbled across someone local who once sold air plants on Etsy. I contacted her, and she very kindly offered to help me out.
I took my pods to her house for a "fitting" and bombarded her with questions about how to care for air plants (she was seriously so sweet). Letting them get too moist is apparently the worst thing you can do, so I submerged them in water for a couple of hours when I got home and waited until they were completely dry before putting them in the pods. That was about a week ago and they're just starting to look thirsty.
I hung them in our kitchen window, where I'm hoping they'll get enough - but not too much - sunlight. So far, so good (fingers crossed of course)!
P.S. You can learn more about air plants (also known as tillandsia) here.