AirBox

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How to Choose your Plants

How to Install

How to Care for Your Plants

How to Wire Up Your Plants

How to Care for your Airbox


How to Choose Your Plants

Decide on the look you would like to achieve. If you wish to create a simple, bold statement we would recommend 3 large airplants on a diagonal. If you would rather a lush effect, then plant more densely with a larger quantity of plants.

The plants tend to look best in the Airbox when viewed from above, so we find the 'star' shaped plants work well. However, if you prefer, the other shapes of plant can look interesting mounted from the side. 

The beauty of the Airbox is that when you feel like a change, you can rearrange the plants to create an entirely new display.


How to Install

You will Need

To install the Airbox on to an existing wall you will need; 

A marker

A spirit level

Raw plugs x 2/4 (see below)

A drill (with masonry drill bit if needed).


To Install: 

The Airbox comes with: 

4 x aluminium flathead standoffs 

4 x screws (that connect the Airbox to the wall through the 4 x larger holes in the corners).

Remove the protective film.

We find it is easier to position the plants in-situ if you only screw the top two standoffs to the wall. The bottom two are then just decorative.

Before choosing the location for your Airbox read the section 'How to Care for Your Plants' to ensure it is positioned correctly. 


Planting Up: 

Once your Airbox is up and in position, it's time to plant up! 

When you receive your plants pick off any leaves that look a bit sad, then give your plants a good drink by submerging them in water for about an hour. Let them dry on some kitchen towel and then they are ready to go.

Before hanging the plants decide where you would like each plant positioned to create the desired effect. 

All plants bought through Airbox will come prewired. Simply hook the wire through the desired hole and hang your plant. Move them about until they are hanging at the angle that looks best. If they slip out of the wire hook, simply pop them back in and twist it reasonably tightly around the stem of the plant. For How to Wire Your Plants see below.


How to Care for Your Plants

Watering: Airplants need water. The general rule of thumb is to water them once a week. To do this submerge the plant in water for about 60 minutes. The tray at the bottom of the Airbox can be used for this purpose. You will know when the plant has been watered correctly as its leaves will be stiff and plump, not dry and thin. If your plant has become dehydrated soak for up to 6 hours.

Light: Airplants need to be positioned in natural, bright, diffused light at approximately 1-1.5m from the light source, which can be a window, glazed door or skylight.

Temperature: Plants need to be kept at a temperature between 10-30°c degrees.

Air Circulation: Airplants require adequate air circulation, to provide the plant with nutrients and to prevent rotting by helping the plant dry after watering. Try not to place the Airbox™ above radiators or near air conditioning units.


How to Wire Up Your Plants

1. You will need your wire and some wire cutters/ scissors. 


2. Cut a length of wire. Longer for a bigger plant.


3. Shape your wire in to a 'U' shape. Decide on how you would like your plant to hang. The twist will need to be on the top of the plant base (or at the back if displaying the plants upright).

4. Wrap the wire around the plant base. Hook through lower leaves if possible. Do this gently yet firmly.


5. Twist the wires together to form a straight length of coiled double wire at approx. 4cm. The twist needs to be tight enough to keep the plant in place but not so tight it strangles the plant. Cut off the ends of the wire.

7. Place the double wire through your chosen Airbox hole, being careful not to scratch the Perspex®.


8. Place your hand behind the Airbox and flatten the wire to hold the plant in the desired position. It may take a little time and patience to get the plant hanging just how you want them... but it's worth it!


How to Care for the Airbox

Care should be taken not to scratch the Perspex®. If required, it is advisable to wash the surfaces with clean, fresh water using a chamois leather or soft cloth. Otherwise just dust with a new soft cloth.

Never use cleaning products, solvents or scourers on the Perspex®. Do not use a cloth that has been used to clean anything else.

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