Plants, Houseplants, Gifts

The Perfect Display for your Tillandsia: Thigmotrope Satellite and Thigmotrope Perch

Thigmotrope Satellite and Perch are vehicles for cultivating plants in otherwise hard-to-reach places. Thigmotrope Satellite is simple to install and makes caring for tillandsia air plants equally easy. It screws directly into a mounting surface such as painted drywall or a wood plaque. If you pre-drill, you can even screw it into a concrete or masonry surface. Its three prongs gently cradle your air plants, allowing for effortless placement and removal for watering and rearrangement.


Thigmotrope Perch is a simple metal stand perfect for displaying your tillandsias. Use alone or group in pairs for a beautiful statement in your home, office, or event. Composed of solid welded steel, Thigmotrope Satellite and Perch are made right here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

So what’s with the name Thigmotrope? “Thigmotropism” refers to the instinct of certain organisms to turn toward touch, as for instance the roots of an air plant embrace the bark of a tree, or a vine wraps its tendrils around a twig.

We have both the Thigmotrope Satellite and Perch here in our San Francisco store. We also have a stunning collection of tillandsia air plants to create your own unique garden with.

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