Kinds of air plants
Posted by jackbandy on November 26th, 2012
Air plants are kinds of plants that don’t need soil to survive. They are mostly seen on forests attached to another plant or stone. Air plants are not parasitic, they only attach for support. There are a lot of species in the air plant family like the Tillandsia. It has over 500 species in the Bromeliad family. This kind of air plant is seen on tropical regions and mostly used as houseplant. It is also used as a plant décor since this kind of air plant can be attached on stones, wood or even conch shells. Another kind of air plant is the Cattleya which has over a 100 species. This type of orchid is known for its small and colorful flowers. Another type is the Platycerium which has only more than 10 species of fern. This fern is notable because of its oddly-shaped leaves thus calling it staghorn or elkhorn. These plants are just like any other plant except that it doesn’t need soil to survive. It also needs sunlight, water and fertilization. However, these kinds of plants are not really hard to take care of because it doesn’t need much water and it can be attached to whatever you have in your house, even rocks.
Tillandsias are beautiful air plants that can be used as gifts or home decors. To know more about the designs that you make out of this plants, you can visit our website and browse on a wide variety of plant projects and even plant care.
Like it? Share it!
About the Authorjackbandy
Joined: January 27th, 2012
Articles Posted: 293
More by this author