air plant

noun

Definition of air plant

2 : any of several kalanchoes (especially Kalanchoe pinnata)

Examples of air plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With air plants softly swaying from their hangers in the window and colorful cards and prints lining the wall, a variety of treasures—including small-batch candles and hand-sewn throw pillows—abound in the Anthropologie-esque shop. al, "Forget Elvis—this Memphis itinerary is all about the city’s leading ladies," 19 Nov. 2019 Sitting atop the yogis head is a small air plant The greenery is called Tillandsia ionantha, Friend-Daniel shared, and only requires a minimal amount of care. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, "Trader Joe’s is Selling $4 Sugar Skull Succulent Planters to Celebrate Day of the Dead," 26 Sep. 2019 The fair will offer both native and exotic plans from all over the state including orchids, air plants, fruit trees, bamboo and bromeliads. Jerry Fallstrom, orlandosentinel.com, "Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair returns for 25th year," 6 Nov. 2019 Trader Joe’s brightly-colored, ceramic planters are just $3.99 for the mini one, which comes with either an air plant or small succulent. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, "Trader Joe’s is Selling $4 Sugar Skull Succulent Planters to Celebrate Day of the Dead," 26 Sep. 2019 The Loft District’s newest retail shop, Botanica, specializes in all things green and growing, from tropical indoor plants to air plants and succulents. Birmingham Magazine, al, "New downtown plant shop, lofts, and electric scooters," 4 Sep. 2019 There are 610 species of air plants, 240 of them from Mexico. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "6 things they never told us about growing air plants in the Bay Area," 25 July 2019 The more carbon dioxide in the air, the less air plants need to process in order to photosynthesise. The Economist, "The Amazon is approaching an irreversible tipping point," 1 Aug. 2019 Dig Gardens This Santa Cruz standout has a wide assortment of tillandsias — air plants — in hanging planters, wall decor and terrariums. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "6 Bay Area favorites for air plant shopping," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of air plant

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Nov 2019

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“Air plant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20plant. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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