Air Plants

Epiphytes and Aerial Gardens

Author: David H. Benzing

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080146434X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 8871

Often growing far above the ground, "air plants" (or epiphytes) defy many of our common perceptions about plants. The majority use their roots only for attachment in the crowns of larger, usually woody plants-or to objects such as rocks and buildings-and derive moisture and nutrients from the atmosphere and by collecting falling debris. Only the mistletoes are true parasites. Epiphytes are not anomalies and there are approximately 28,000 species-about 10 percent of the higher or vascular plants-that grow this way. Many popular houseplants, including numerous aroids, bromeliads, ferns, and orchids, rank among the most familiar examples. In Air Plants, David H. Benzing takes a reader on a tour of the many taxonomic groups to which the epiphytes belong and explains in nontechnical language the anatomical and physiological adaptations that allow these plants to conserve water, thrive without the benefit of soil, and engage in unusual relationships with animals such as frogs and ants. Benzing's comprehensive account covers topics including ecology, evolution, photosynthesis and water relations, mineral nutrition, reproduction, and the nature of the forest canopy as habitat for the free-living and parasitic epiphytes. It also pays special attention to important phenomena such as adaptive trade-offs and leaf economics. Drawing on the author's deep experience with epiphytes and the latest scientific research, this book is accessible to readers unfamiliar with technical botany; it features a lavish illustration program, references, a glossary, and tables.

Air Plants

The Curious World of Tillandsias

Author: Zenaida Sengo

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604694890

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 9833

“In this beautiful book, artist Zenaida Sengo has provided inspiration for designing and living with tillandsias.” —Flora Grubb Air Plants, by Zenaida Sengo shows how simple and rewarding it is to grow, craft, and design with these modern beauties. Decorating with air plants is made easy with stunning photographs that showcase ideas for using them mounted on walls, suspended from the ceiling, as living bows and jewelry, as screens, and in unique containers, like leather pouches, dishes, and baskets. Six step-by-step projects include a wood mount, a wall hook, lasso-and-hook wiring, a ceramic-frame garden, and three unique terrariums.

Air Plants

A Beginners Guide to Understanding Air Plants, Growing Air Plants and Air Plant Care

Author: Louise Harvey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514350539


Page: 30

View: 923

Air Plants - A Beginners Guide To Understanding Air Plants, Growing Air Plants and Air Plant CareWould you like to know how you can look after and grow Air Plants?When I started out gardening, Air Plants were the first plant suggested to me to try and grow. They are incredibly hardy and relatively easy to grow, which is the perfect combination for beginners. You will still need to keep an eye on them however. Air Plants are great for beginners, but they aren't indestructible. You need to understand some of the fundamentals of Air Plant Care in order to enjoy their beauty In this book you will learn how to create the perfect environment for your Air Plant to thrive, how to mount and divide them, how to water and feed them, and finally how to deal with pests and diseases. Here's A Preview Of What You'll Learn Introduction To Air Plants The Air Plant Family Creating The Perfect Air Plant Environment Watering and Feeding Your Air Plant Dividing Air Plants Air Plant Gardening Tools Mounting and Displaying Your Air Plant Pests and Diseases Common Air Plant Mistakes Air Plant Resources and much more Are you ready to learn about and cultivate this magnificent plant?Download your copy of Air Plants today to receive all of this information!Tags: Air Plant, Air Plants, Tillandsias, Air Plants For Beginners, Growing Air Plants, Air Plant Care, Air Plant, Air Plant, Air Plants, Tillandsias, Air Plants For Beginners, Growing Air Plants, Air Plant Care, Air Plant, Air Plant, Air Plants, Tillandsias, Air Plants For Beginners, Growing Air Plants, Air Plant Care, Air Plant


The World's Most Unusual Air Plants

Author: Paul T. Isley

Publisher: Botanica Press


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 2773

A book on a genus of air plant known as Tillandsia, which is illustrated with colour photographs. Botanical, cultural and historical information is combined with detailed descriptions of some 60 species and sub-species. There are also over 100 scanning electron microscope photographs, and advice on how to care for this type of plant.

Air Plant Care and Design

Tips and Creative Ideas for the World s Easiest Plants

Author: Ryan Lesseig,Meriel Lesseig

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1680991566

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 7306

Air plants, also known as tillandsia, are some of the easiest plants to grow, which helps explain why they’re popping up in stores across the country and appearing in magazines, on blogs, and all over Pinterest. The amazing thing about air plants is that they use their roots to anchor themselves to an object, which allows them to grow in a variety of locations naturally. This flexibility of growth makes air plants ideal for decoration of home and office. While air plants are known for being easy to grow, they still do need attention to survive and live a healthy life. If taken care of, tillandsia will live for several years and will even provide “pups” for additional years of enjoyment! Authors Meriel and Ryan Lesseig are air plant enthusiasts who turned their passion into profit with Air Plant Design Studio, an e-commerce site that sells all things air plants. Here they share tips for properly caring for air plants as well as inspiration and instruction for a myriad of ways to use air plants to enhance your space or event, including air plant wedding bouquets, wall art, terrariums, wreaths, and more. Air plants can enhance the design of any space, big or small. This beautiful, inspiring, and practical guide is the perfect introduction to the wacky, hip, gorgeous world of air plants.

Tillandsia II

The World's Most Unusual Airplants

Author: Paul T. Isley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981701011

Category: Gardening

Page: 287

View: 7112

Tillandsias vary in shape color and size from each other within the same genus more than any other plants on Earth. This, combined with their ability to grow with no soil and the fact that they can be rehydrated when too dry, makes them a perfect plant for today's urban dweller.

How To... Air Plant and Succulent Terrariums

2nd edition

Author: Nicole Almeida

Publisher: Hauser Publishing

ISBN: 1939534119

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 8446

Recently described as the more stylish cousin of the indoor houseplant, plant terrariums have seen a huge revival in recent years with many being featured on Home and Garden Shows as well as in design magazines. While they are rather easy to assemble there are a definitely a few things you need to know before you start building your own. This book will explain what plants work and what plants don’t as well as how to create your own terrarium in a simple but very creative step by step process. It even includes an instructional video, a shopping list and not to mention helpful tips on how to take care of your terrarium plants. You’ll be able to show your friends and family the designer in you as well as your green thumb while enjoying your terrarium for many years to come.

Air Plants and Other Bromeliads

Author: Bill Wall

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780304320554

Category: Gardening

Page: 64

View: 6828

This is a new edition of Bill Wall's original Wisley Handbook, Bromeliads, which has been fully revised and retitled to take account of the growing interest in air plants, as the xerophytic Tillandsia are called. Bromeliads are exotic, flowering plants for the greenhouse, conservatory and house, with a spectacular range of flowers and foliage. This book describes the most popular and provides all the information needed to cultivate and propagate them successfully. It describes selected species and hybrids in detail, with special attention to their horticultural requirements.

The Air Plants Save the Butterflies

Author: Judith Huntley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507508695


Page: 32

View: 6596

The air plants set out with their friend Sky Bird seagull to help save the Monarch butterflies. They learn from the butterflies that their food source is disappearing quickly and they set a plan in action to save the endangered butterflies. This children's book is the third book in a three part series written at a third grade level. This book centers on ecology as well as the other books in the series.

Plants Vs. Zombies - Area of Effect Plants

Anti-Air Plants, Instant Kills, Balloon Zombie, Blover, Cactus, Cattail, Cherry Bomb, Cob Cannon, Doom-Shr

Author: Source Wikia


ISBN: 9781230853789


Page: 72

View: 3199

This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 71. Chapters: Anti-air Plants, Instant Kills, Balloon Zombie, Blover, Cactus, Cattail, Cherry Bomb, Cob Cannon, Doom-shroom, Gallery of Plants, Jalapeno, Plants, Blover, Cherry Bomb, Cob Cannon, Doom-shroom, Fume-shroom, Gallery of Plants, Gloom-shroom, Gold Magnet, Ice-shroom, Jalapeno, Melon-pult, Plantern, Plants, Spikerock, Spikeweed, Umbrella Leaf, Upgrade Plants, Winter Melon, Aquatic Plants, Blover, Bungee Zombie, Cherry Bomb, Chomper, Cob Cannon, Corn Cob, Doom-shroom, Explode-o-nut, Gallery of Plants, Hypno-shroom, Jalapeno, Lawn Mower, Plants, Pool Cleaner, Potato Mine, Roof Cleaner, Spikeweed, Squash, Tangle Kelp, Umbrella Leaf, Upgrade Plants, Wall-nut. Excerpt: Balloon Zombies float gently over all of the player's plants and can only be targeted by the Cactus and the Cattail, or blown away by a Blover. Balloon Zombie Balloon Zombie floats above the fray, immune to most attacks. Toughness: low Special: flying Weakness: cactus, blover, and cattail Balloon Zombie really lucked out. The balloon thing really works and none of the other zombies have picked up on it. Balloon Zombie's Almanac Entry Use a Cattail or A row of Cactus to pop their balloons, reducing them to the state of a normal Zombie. If they are popped over a Pool lane, they will die immediately as they will drop into the water and drown. Alternatively, one could blow all of them away with the Blover; the player should wait as long as possible before planting a Blover in order to save Sun by blowing away multiple instances of them. They cannot float over your Lawn Mowers, Pool Cleaners or Roof Cleaners, fortunately.A Balloon Zombie A Blover is a single and instant use plant that blows away all Balloon Zombies and fog from Fog Levels. Animated Blover The name Blover appears to be a portmanteau of Blow and Clover, the latter being the Trifolium sp. genus of flowering plants noted for its triple leaves.Blover Seed...

House of Plants

Roco's Gude to Living with Succulents, Air Plants and Cacti

Author: Rose Ray,Caro Langton

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711238374

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 3898

House of Plants is a guide to how to love and care for your succulents, cacti and air plants. These plants are practical, hardy and perfect for urban living - and this book is a comprehensive companion, showing you how to care for these plants, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home.

Decorative Terrariums

47 Beautiful Ideas Created with Succulent, Air Plants, Moss and Orchid

Author: Sueko Katsuji

Publisher: Nippan Ips

ISBN: 9784865051391


Page: 128

View: 8839

Terrariums date back to 19th century London, and were originally used to protect plants or small animals. Their delicate charm has stood the test of time, and terrariums are now used as home decor, handmade gifts, ecosystem education and more--there are even terrarium-making parties! Decorative Terrariums is a step-by-step guide to creating your own terrarium. By using greenery such as succulents, air plants, moss, orchids and more, you'll learn how to make 47 different beautiful terrarium landscapes. Complete with a plant encyclopedia and basic tips, this book is the perfect starting point for anyone who wants to create their own "miniature world."

Plants that grow on air

Author: Jack Kramer

Publisher: Simon & Schuster


Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 2653


Everglades Wildguide

The Natural History of Everglades National Park, Florida

Author: Jean Craighead George

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780912627298

Category: Travel

Page: 103

View: 6256

Describes the Florida Everglades, the evolution of this unique area, and the impact humans have had on its once-abundant life forms.