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Epiphytes

Plant Type

Epiphytes (or air plants) are plants which grow on other plants, such as a tree, or sometimes upon some other object such as a building. Common epiphytes include mosses, ferns, cacti, orchids and bromeliads and we have gardening information on all kinds of epiphytes. Epiphytes derive their moisture and nutrients from the air and rain and sometimes from debris which accumulates around it. Some epiphytes are large trees that begin their lives high in the forest canopy. Most epiphytic seed plants and ferns are found in tropical and subtropical rainforests because they require conditions of high humidity.

    Epiphytes

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    Asplenium nidus

    Bird's Nest Fern

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    Nematanthus gregarius

    Goldfish Plant

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    Dendrobium canaliculatum

    Tea Tree Orchid

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    Humata tyermannii

    White Rabbit's Foot Fern

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    Platycerium bifercatum

    Elkhorn Fern

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    Dendrobium kingianum

    Pink Rock Orchid

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    Asplenium australasicum

    Bird's Nest Fern

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    Coelogyne pandurata

    Black Orchid

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    Hedychium horsfieldii

    Java Ginger

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    Platycerium coronarium

    Staghorn Fern

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    Dendrobium 'Soft Cane'

    Dendrobium Orchid

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    Billbergia nutans

    Queen's Tears

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