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Definition of air plant

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Definition as written by shakemh:

The common name for an epiphyte, i.e., orchids and bromeliads.

Definition as written by palmbob:

The Genus Tillandsia (a genus of bromeliad) are referred to as air plants, as they are not only epiphytic, but don\'t even need to root into any structure. These can survive seemingly virtually on air.

Here is Tillandsia surving on \'air\'

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