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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    Dendrochilum cobbianum

    Cobb's Orchid

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    Polypodium vulgare & cvs

    Common Polypody

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    Anthurium crystallinum

    Crystal Anthurium

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    Hylocereus costaricensis

    Dragon Fruit

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    Selenicereus chrysocardium

    Fern Leaf Orchid Cactus

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    Billbergia pyramidalis

    Flaming Torch

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    Anthurium andraeanum

    Flamingo Flower

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    Anthurium hybrids

    Flamingo Flower

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    Dendrobium chrysotoxum

    Fried Egg Orchid

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    Dendrobium fimbriatum

    Fringe Lipped Orchid

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    Nematanthus glabra

    Goldfish Plant

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    Neoregelia 'Green Apple'

    Green Apple Bromeliad