We just bought this little airplant from the amazing Fruitscapes in Bokeelia and placed it in a small pot with sand. Airplants are in the genus Tillandsia of which there are around 650 species. Ours is currently flowering in pink, purple and blue. Fruitscapes Nursery and their neighbor Pine Island Tropical Fruit Market are fun places to visit, on Saturdays you can eat an authentic Mexican lunch there too. Highly recommended!