Have you heard of airplants? They are epiphytes, a type of plant that doesn’t need soil to grow — it gets what it needs from air. Once a week, you soak the plant in water for about an hour or so. It couldn’t be simpler! I first discovered them at a flea market upstate, and I kept one perched ontop of my computer for about six months before it expired (I think I overwatered it). I recently bought a few from a site called airplants.com. It took a while (ten days or so) for them to arrive, but once they did I was delighted to open the cardboard box and find these gems sitting inside. For the moment I have them on display in my office, in various vessels that happened to be around. I’d like to find a few more holders like the white elephant, because I think they need room to spread their leaves, not be contained in a jar (though it looks cool!). The kind I ordered are a Bulbosa (my favorite because it looks like an alien creature) Junicea and three small Ionatha. They cost between $2.50 to $50 per plant. Enjoy! — Angela M.