The Big Thigmotrope Satellite is a beautiful tool that you can use to create your own vertical garden using larger tillandsia air plants, like xerographica, duratii, and harrisii. It works like the original – it’s just bigger. Mix it on your wall with the standard-size Thigmotrope Satellite. We created Big Thigmotrope Satellite because we wanted to place large tillandsia air plants securely on vertical surfaces to create simple, dramatic settings.
Big 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.
We’ve got both sizes of the Thigmotrope Satellites here in our San Francisco store, and also in our Web Shop. We also have an enormous collection of big and little tillandsia air plants to create your own unique garden with.
Composed of solid welded steel, they are made right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. They oxidize and develop a patina over time.
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.