Epiphytes are all those plants that in the wild, instead of rooting in the soil, grow seizing on branches of other plants and trees. Mainly native of the rain and cloud forests of Centre and South America, these plants can be considered a masterpiece of evolution and adaptability: to survive in tropical forests, whose subsoil is lacking of light and nutrients, epiphytes have implemented strategies to place themselves higher above tree branches, getting a better exposure to light and catching nutrients from air, rain water and decomposing organic debris.
Many don’t know that among epiphytes is possible to count also several common houseplants: the majority of orchids, a good number of ferns and philodendrons, and some cacti grow epiphytically in the wild.
Epiphytes is a collection of ceramic vases that, proposing an alternative to the traditional potted cultivation of houseplants, invites to rethink the relationship with indoor Nature in term of a cohabitation more respectful and attentive to the needs of plants.
Thanks to the central porous surface, each suspended vase, once filled with water, provides for several days the right amount of water and a constant level of humidity. The roots of an epiphyte instead of being contained, envelop the vase as a branch: the plant, although domesticated, is free to express itself in its whole natural bearing.