Indoor Vertical Gardens
Our Own Invention: Thigmotrope Satellite
Thigmotrope Satellite is a beautiful tool that you can use to create your own vertical garden using tillandsia air plants. Thigmotrope Satellite is a vehicle for cultivating nature in otherwise impossible-to-reach places: that smooth wall in the living room, the little area next to the bathtub, or just above the kitchen sink.
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. See a Thigmotrope Satellite backdrop for people’s portraits in concrete at Sightglass Coffee in SF’s South of Market district.
We’re got Thigmotrope Satellites here in our San Francisco store, and also in our Web Shop. We also have an enormous collection of tillandsia air plants to create your own unique garden with.
Composed of solid welded steel, it’s 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.