air plant


Definition of air plant 

1 : epiphyte

2 : any of several kalanchoes (especially Kalanchoe pinnata)

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Tillandsia, commonly known as air plants, is the largest genus (about 500 species) in the bromeliad family. Karen Dardick,, "Bromeliads create garden drama," 17 May 2018 Now there’s another shop with Edison bulbs and air plants. Elisa Albert, Longreads, "O, Small-bany!," 7 May 2018 Shoppers familiar with Blue Iris will see some new products, Glascock said, including locally or U.S.-made gift items, air plants, greeting cards and jewelry. Libby Solomon,, "After 2017 fire, Blue Iris Flowers coming back to Catonsville," 5 Apr. 2018 What do air plants, marimo moss balls, string gardens, bonsai and indoor herb gardens have in common, besides greenery? Amy Dewall Dadmun, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Green house effect: Plants enhance life in tiny homes, apartments," 26 Jan. 2018 Pack them full of mini succulents, air plants, or cascading greenery for a unique look. Lennie Larkin, Sunset, "10 Ways to Make a Statement with Hanging Plants," 22 Jan. 2018 West Perro also brought air plants and palo santo that guests could tuck into their crafts or take home as souvenirs. Nena Farrell, Sunset, "How to Throw a Last-Minute Swanky House Party," 22 Jan. 2018 To dress up an unneeded door, Ilex Designs mounted containers filled with air plants, ferns, and succulents. Marni Elyse Katz,, "A Cambridge condo living room blends mid-century style with a touch of Asian," 16 Mar. 2018 For bathrooms with big windows and access to sunshine, try air plants, gardenias, azaleas, or asparagus ferns. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, ""Shower Plants" Are the Easiest Way to Keep Your Bathroom Clean," 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of air plant

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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