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noun

an epiphyte.
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.

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Origin of air plant

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for air plant

air plant

noun

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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Scientific definitions for air plant

air plant

See epiphyte.
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