If you've ever browsed Pinterest or Instagram, you've definitely seen them: those little green plants that look like they came right out of a design catalog, just happy to sit in a bohemian-chic wall hanging or perch from a midcentury-modern bookshelf. It's as if they never touched dirt in their little green lives—and that's not far from the truth. Air plants, as they're called, don't actually need soil to survive.
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Written by Curiosity Staff June 26, 2017
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