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air plant:

see epiphyteepiphyte
or air plant,
any plant that does not normally root in the soil but grows upon another living plant while remaining independent of it except for support (thus differing from a parasite).
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At first, it started with simple air plants that sat on thin wires.
Air plants should be positioned in bright areas that do not receive direct sunlight with good air flow to allow them to capture nutrients from the atmosphere.
AIR WE GO Tillandsia, commonly known as air plants, come from Southern and Central America where some 500 varieties grow in mountains, deserts and rainforests.
Air plants, or tillandsias, are extremely popular for their unique look and reputation for low maintenance care.
Between the deck and my kitchen, I have a dozen varieties of succulents, a 15-year-old geranium, a pitcher plant, some orchids, two spider plants, and some air plants and staghorn ferns scattered around.
Plant a variety of small plants, air plants, succulents, or herbs in the soil, and cover the soil surface with small pieces of gravel, shells, sand, or preserved mosses.
Compressed air plants draw power from the electric grid during off-peak periods and use it to power large air compressors that push pressurized air into underground geologic storage.
In recent years, Peeters has become interested in tillandsias, better known as "air plants," that need a thorough 20-minute soak once a month and otherwise get all their nutrients from the atmosphere.
The jewelry is assembled with air plants and sold at Seed to Stem, 174 Shrewsbury St., Worcester.
2.Vivaterra's Recycled Glass Terrarium comes with sand and four air plants to assemble a miniature desert landscape, $79, vivaterra.com.