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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    Davallia solida var. pyxidata

    Hare's Foot Fern

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    Microsorum pustulatum

    Kangaroo Fern

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    Neoregelia 'Manoa Beauty'

    Manoa Beauty Bromeliad

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    Masdevallia spp. & cvs

    Masdevillia

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    Coelogyne tomentosa

    Necklace Orchid

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    Sarcochilus falcatus

    Orange Blossom Orchid

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    Asplenium ceterach

    Rusty Back Fern

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    Rhaphidophora decursiva

    Shingle Plant

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    Aechmea fasciata

    Silver Vase Plant

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    Cymbidium suave

    Snake Flower

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    Tillandsia usneoides

    Spanish Moss

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    Dendrobium striolatum

    Streaked Rock Orchid