The roots do not supply the plant with nutrition. Roots function like a kelp's holdfast, anchoring the plant in place.
They can even be suspended in the air from open-ended terrariums. Modern Plants offers a hanging air plant terrarium kit at http://www.modernplants.com/
A 4.5 round ball is coming out soon and should be an ideal compliment to the larger globe. The smaller terrarium will hold smaller air plants.
Both come with the buyer's choice of river pebbles or white sand for the root system. A hemp string is included to suspend the globe from a hook or decorative bracket.
Modern Plants offers a teardrop shaped air plant terrarium by itself. Pick an air plant from the list and add some river pebbles or sand for a traditional air plant look. A silver flared pot for air plants is also available.
Choose from 18 different plants, including Spanish Moss, an air plant most often associated with trees in parts of Florida and South Georgia. Since each air plant has slightly different care requirements, Modern Plants offers a chat line to help buyers understand what's needed.
Generally low-maintenance, air plants are easy to care for for everyone from urban to countryside dwellers. They can grow in temperatures from 34 to 110 degrees with 50 to 90 being best. Complete air plant care can be viewed at http://www.modernplants.com/
The company's main focus right now is on air plants. Modern Plants is expanding its reach into more traditional decorative planting avenues with an eye toward limited space and ease of maintenance. Patio planters, window boxes, vases, carts and watering cans are being added.