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All About Trichomes

You may have heard the term trichome used when describing an air plant. But what are they exactly? Trichome (trik-ome) comes from the the Greek word trichōma, which means hair. They are fine outgrowths that occur on many plants including Tillandsias. Their function is very diverse on all plants but Tillandsias primarily use them to…

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A Quick Note On Epiphytes

Epiphytes are organisms that evolved using their roots or trichomes to absorb moisture and nutrients from the air. Many epiphytes use their roots as “holdfasts” to attach to trees, bushes or rocks. Examples are moss, orchids, staghorn ferns, bromeliads and tillandsias. These should not be confused with parasitic plants, such as dodder, mistletoe and striga…

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5 Starter Air Plants for the Beginner

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at air plants but weren’t sure which were the best ones start with then we’ve got you covered! The five air plants below are very easy to care for and perfect for beginners. Although each vary in price, they are some of the hardiest air plants you…

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