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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    Cheilanthes distans

    Cloak Fern

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    Codonanthe gracilis

    Codonanthe

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    Dendrobium pugioniforme

    Dagger Orchid

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    Platycerium elephantotis

    Elephant's Ear Fern

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    Phlebodium aureum

    Golden Polypody

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    Pyrrosia lingua

    Japanese Felt Fern

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    Polypodium scouleri

    Leathery Polypody

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    Polypodium glycyrrhiza

    Licorice Fern

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    Cheilanthes spp.

    Lip Fern

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    Billbergia 'Fantasia Group'

    Marbled Rainbow Plant

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    Platycerium hillii

    Northern Elkhorn Fern

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    Epiphyllum spp.

    Orchid Cactus

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    Dendrobium teretifolia

    Pencil Orchid

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    Davallia spp.

    Rabbit's Foot Fern

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    Polypodium polypodioides

    Resurrection Fern

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    Polypodium virginianum

    Rockcap Fern

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    Drynaria rigidula

    Shield Fern