A bromeliad is an air plant which is an epiphyte. Bromeliads are plants that usually grow on another plant (usually a tree) non-parasitically. Sometimes bromeliads grow on other objects. Bromeliads get moisture and nutrients from the air and rain. With that said they sometimes obtain moisture & nutrients from debris accumulating around it.
Some of the more common bromeliads are Spanish moss, orchids and staghorn ferns.
Bromeliad seen on Loop Trail in Everglades National Park
This small air plant has a pretty pink color to it.
Bromeliad on large oak limb
In addition to the bright green bromeliad on this large limb another air plant is also hanging on this large limb.
You guessed it, Spanish moss is an air plant as well as the bromeliad.
This bromeliad is a variety of orchid
Orchids are a member of the bromeliad family.
Bromeliads high in the canopy
Air plants high in the canopy of this tree.
Small bloom on this air plant
Air plants come in all shapes and sizes.
Bromeliads growing on tree trunks near the water
A variety of bromeliads and other air plants on Loop Trail in Everglades National Park
There is a variety of air plants in this picture.
Pink bromeliads and Spanish moss
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