Epiphytes Planting Guide & Tips

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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    Dendrobium 'Soft Cane'

    Dendrobium Orchid

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    Billbergia nutans

    Queen's Tears

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    Platycerium superbum

    Staghorn Fern

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    Aechmea chantinii

    Amazonian Zebra Plant

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    Dendrobium falcorostrum

    Beech Orchid

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    Anthurium coriaceum

    Bird's Nest Anthurium

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    Anthurium hookeri

    Bird's Nest Anthurium

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    Anthurium luteynii

    Bird's Nest Anthurium

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    Anthurium schlechtendalii

    Bird's Nest Anthurium

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    Anthurium plowmanii

    Bird's Nest Anthurium

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    Nidularium spp.

    Bird's Nest Bromeliad

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    Asplenium nidus 'Bush Baby'

    Bird's Nest Fern

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    Aechmea nudicaulis

    Bromeliad

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    Aechmea pineliana

    Bromeliad

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    Aechmea recurvata

    Bromeliad