Green Team Interiors have recently started using some succulent plants and airplants, particularly in our Carousel Collection. They make interesting ornamental plants because of their striking and unusual appearance.

Airplant is the common name of Tillandsia, a member of the Bromeliad family. All Tillandsia can grow without soil as they take all of their water and nutritional requirements through little scales on their leaves, known as trichomes. Tillandsia are native to South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and the Southern States of the USA. Depending on the species, they either grow on trees (epiphytically), rock faces (saxicolously) and some on the ground (terrestially). They do have roots, but only use these to anchor themselves.

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In botany, succulent plants, also known as succulents or sometimes fat plants, are plants that have some parts that are more thickened and fleshy than normal, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. The word “succulent” comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice, or sap. Succulent plants may store water in various structures, such as leaves or stems.

If you’d like to find out how succulent plants could benefit your office space, contact us on 01730 890111 or email