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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    Dockrillia linguiformis

    Tongue Orchid

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    Dendrobium unicum

    Unique Dendrobium

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    Vanda tricolor

    Vanda Orchid

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    Vanda spp. hybrids

    Vanda Orchid

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    Dendrobium nobile 'Virginale'

    White Noble Dendrobium

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    Acanthostachys strobilacea

    Acanthostachys

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    Aglaomorpha coronans

    Aglaomorpha

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    Tillandsia tectorum

    Air Plant

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    Tillandsia spp.

    Air Plant

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    Aglaomorpha meyeniana

    Bear's Foot Fern

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    Cystopteris spp.

    Bladder Fern

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    Catopsis hahnii

    Bromeliad

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    Aechmea callichroma

    Bromeliad

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    Aechmea mexicana

    Bromeliad

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    Aechmea spp. & cvs

    Bromeliad

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    Quesnelia spp.

    Bromeliad

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    Microsorum punctatum 'Grandiceps'

    Climbing Bird's Nest Fern