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Asked by
pallybruce on
February 22, 2017
ST Petersburg, FL

Q. Air Plants

I live in Ohio and have found air plants which I grow in my bathroom. This winter I am visiting ST Petersburg, Florida and have noticed something that looks like air plants growing wildly in the local trees. Are these indeed air plants? Can I transplant them back to Ohio and greatly increase the amount of plants at no cost at all?

They appear to be connected to rough spots in the trees or near the leaves. I have pulled a few off and they have not bored down into the tree. What can you tell me about this matter?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 23, 2017

You indeed likely saw Florida's native Bromeliads in trees.

This link has move information.

I do want to caution you on removal of these plants, it is often unlawful to remove native plants.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 5, 2019

Q. I need to plant epiphytes plants

In our company we have reverse osmosis reject water spray in the air evaporation pond and need to plant epiphytes aeound the pond and need advice how to obtain such cultivation

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
December 6, 2019
Certified Expert

We do not sell plants or goods of any type, nor do we recommend vendors. We only offer information pertaining to gardening. There are many online nurseries or local nurseries that will have plants to start with.

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