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 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, "10 easy ways to add holiday sparkle to your home: A brass wreath, copper ornament, mini teal tree," 28 Nov. 2020 An air plant has a minimal, if any at all, root system (the roots are atrophic, which means dry). Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Whole grain benefits," 9 July 2020 And don’t worry about planting an air plant in soil. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Whole grain benefits," 9 July 2020 There is an easy and fun solution: the air plant (genus: tillandsia). Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Whole grain benefits," 9 July 2020 For an extra $3.50, the shop will even include a live air plant with your order, which perfectly completes the look of this tropical fruit. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "Upgrade Your Houseplants into Exciting Art Pieces with These 3D-Printed Planters," 20 May 2020 Sadly, air plants are not a species of plant designed for people without a flair for gardening. Popular Science, "Supplies for creating your own terrarium," 27 Apr. 2020 Each kit includes glass terrarium, sand, gravel, dried flower bits, and an air plant. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Shop small: Here's how to support Louisville businesses during the coronavirus shutdown," 6 Apr. 2020 That’s why we like air plants, which are super easy to care for, pet-friendly, and just plain cool! Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "10 easy ways to upgrade your living room," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of air plant

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Dec 2020

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“Air plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20plant. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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