You can order online using the online shop. If you prefer you can email ruth@rareandair.co.za for a price list and order by email. Payment by EFT or credit/debit card via our payment partner Yoco.

Shipping with The Courier Guy is to your door for all parcels is R120.

Delivery takes 1-3 days to most areas.

Postnet deliveries are to your closest Postnet store, which we will confirm with you before dispatch, up to 5kg R99.

Delivery is 2-4 days to most areas,some areas may take longer.  Parcels over 5kg weight/volume will incur additional charges.

All plants are dispatched on Monday and Tuesday only to prevent transit over weekends.

We pack our plants very carefully and cannot be held liable for damage in transit or delays on the part of the courier service. If you do experience difficulties please get in touch and we will endeavour to find a resolution.

We do not insure the parcels, you are welcome to request a quote for additional insurance offered by the courier company. 

Plant Care

Tillandsias are low maintenance but not no-maintenance plants.  Follow the care notes sent with your order and also available on this website and you shouldn’t have any difficulty getting your plants to thrive.  If you have any concerns please contact us and we will do our best to assist.

Tillandsias are ideally suited to being used in creative ways in your home.  They do require light and air circulation but can tolerate lower levels for a month or two.  An ideal way to use airplants is to rotate the locations you display them every couple of months

Tillandsias only use their roots to anchor themselves, not for absorption and so they can be mounted in a variety of ways.  Use waterproof glue or coated wire to attach your plant to a pebble, rock or piece of wood and let your imagination run wild.

We are following protocols to keep us and our customers safe to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

We are a small family business and so have limited contact with anyone outside the immediate household.  We are screening for any Covid-19 symptoms.

We wear cloth masks and practise hand hygiene during packing of plants and clean work areas regularly.

We suggest that customers disinfect parcels before handling them and wash your hands immediately after receiving and opening your parcel.

Please don’t use sanitiser on your plants though!  The plants are all grown outside and are handled minimally.  You may wish to spray them with water and leave them untouched for a few days to lessen any potential risk.

If you so wish on delivery you are welcome to request that the driver places the delivery & waybill at your door and steps back 2 metres allowing you to sign the waybill in full with your own pen and take your delivery inside and close the door with the signed waybill outside which the driver will retrieve.  

One of the many benefits of air plants is their portability. We ship throughout South Africa and delivery takes 2-3 days. The plants would survive for much longer than this packed carefully. Our shipping rate is R115 for standard sized pacels anywhere in South Africa.

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