air plant

air plant

noun
1.
an epiphyte.
2.
Also called life plant. a tropical plant, Kalanchoe pinnata, of the stonecrop family, having pale green flowers tinged with red and new plants sprouting at the leaf notches.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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air plant
 
n
an epiphyte, esp an orchid of the large Old World tropical genus Aerides, grown for its white scented flowers spotted with red, purple, or rose, or a bromeliad, esp of the genus Tillandsia

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air plant  
See epiphyte.
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