air plant


Definition of air plant

1 : epiphyte
2 : any of several kalanchoes (especially Kalanchoe pinnata)

Examples of air plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When dry, the trichomes act like shields to reflect some of the intense light common to air plant habitats. Miri Talabac,, 6 Jan. 2022 Your holiday guests will be in awe over this handmade air plant Christmas tree. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Nov. 2021 For a unique spin on traditional vases and plant pots, try this clay and wood vessel that can house the teeny tiniest air plant. Melissa Epifano,, 13 Aug. 2021 This is key, as dampness is the main foe of an air plant. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 2 Mar. 2021 This open-air plant and specialty home goods shop is 100% good vibes. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 14 June 2021 The best low maintenance indoor plans include the snake plant, Pothos, money tree, air plant, philodendron and monstera. Leah Koenig, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Like a Nordic himmeli, this versatile, 6.75-inch-long metallic mobile ($12) can dangle from a tree like an ornament, hang from the ceiling as an air plant holder or sit brightly on a shelf. oregonlive, 28 Nov. 2020 An air plant has a minimal, if any at all, root system (the roots are atrophic, which means dry). Washington Post, 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of air plant

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of air plant was in 1798

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15 Jan 2022

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“Air plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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