The 5 air plants also known as Tillandsia plants are as described on the product description page. These plants are from the Bromeliad family and they grow without soil. These arrived nicely wrapped in loose protective tissue paper. I was thrilled when I opened the box and saw that all plants were healthy. I dunked each one in water and found them each a shell home for now. They are not a set it and forget it plant. They are plants and need air, moisture, adequate light and TLC. I will water mine weekly (it takes care of the dust too) by dipping them in water. I am excited to have my first of these types of plants. Now I just need to find a nice way to display them and hopefully they will thrive. My 8 year old Granddaughter came over to visit and she went home with one to care for. I love these and will be purchasing some more for presents. I purchased these with a discount code.