Living Nature, Handcrafted with Love.
I like to grow small plants. Whenever I see succulents planted in small pots in the store, I couldn't stop passing them. Even if they're simple, flowerless, and not fancy, it's great to see them growing everywhere with strong productivity and vitality. That's why I buy succulents on a window frequently or on a small table, place them here and there, and water them every morning.
Of all the succulents I raise, I like the ones planted on a ceramic plate in the shape of a school bus. The leaves became plump because of the love they gave.
Maybe it's because I'm interested in small plants, so when I stopped by the target store today, a small plant caught my eye. It was a plant called Ionantha, Tillandsia, and it was sold in a pretty pink ceramic bottle with dry flowers.
It was placed in a vase with dried flowers, so I thought it was a fake plant and touched it at first. Then I became intrigued by the fact that touch is a living plant.
Strangely, the vase was not filled with water. I decided to read the user manual first before filling the bottle with water.
It was written that display in indirect sunlight and mist lightly with water once a week suing a spray bottle. I was drawn to small plants that only need to be spray-watered once a week.
So I decided to go to the homepage written on the label.
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When I looked up the website, I found detailed information about the Tillandsia I purchased.
You can view information about various other plants.
The home gardening and plant gardening markets have continued to grow in recent years both at home and abroad. In particular, as the time spent at home increases due to the corona virus, more and more people are growing plants and trying to communicate with nature and get peace of mind. In the United States, most of the retail sales industries suffered a sharp decline in sales after the corona crisis in the first half of last year, but the home gardening sector is recording a growth rate of close to 10%. This is more than double the previous record.
I also bought a Tillandsia today and carefully put it in the trunk of my car, and I enjoyed the way home, and it gives me great peace of mind to come home and look at this little plant.
In particular, it would be better if you put it on the office desk, which can become dreary, and work.
These small, fragile-looking plants, also called 'air plants', are mainly distributed in tropical America, mainly Central and South America. Tillandsia is a soilless plant, but it has roots, leaves, stems and flowers. Depending on the species, it grows naturally on branches, on the roofs of private houses, or on rocks.
The leaf has a very specially developed protuberance-shaped organ called the 'trichome'. Most of them look white. Depending on the species, the tricom is small and inconspicuous, but its function is so important that it cannot be ignored.
Tricom has a fine and uneven surface, so it is advantageous for adsorption of harmful substances including fine dust with small particles. Moreover, since it has the property of catching moisture well, it quickly and efficiently absorbs a lot of dust adsorbed to moisture.
Thanks to the Tricom, Tillandsia can survive without watering for as long as six months. It is the source of strong vitality. Tricomm can survive without taking root in the soil because it allows a very large amount of water to be stored in the leaves once water is supplied to the leaves. Tillandsia cannot absorb moisture directly from the air. Instead, when the leaves of Tillandsia get wet from rain, fog, or night dew, the Tricomm will hold the moisture. So, when growing Tillandsia, you need to water it so that the leaves are wet.
I am in awe of the vitality and cleverness of this tiny plant that does not look weak, dry, and hard in a world where it is difficult to live in such nutrient-rich soil.
Feel the energy of this little plant and learn a small but big life lesson.
Myungja Anna Koh