One of the most adaptive plants are Epiphytes. They reproduce through pups, seed or vegetative action. There are a lot of different types of epiphytic plants and each reproduces differently. Patience is a must when dealing with these plants. You can get seed from your own plants or get seed from somewhere else if you can find them.
- Epiphytes are one of nature’s most adaptive plants. These wonderful specimens can thrive without deep soil by harvesting much of their water and nutrient needs from the air. Some epiphytes reproduce through pups and others from seed or vegetative action.
- There are many types of epiphytic plants. Bromeliads are one of the most common houseplants but you may also come upon epiphytic cacti, Tillandsia and other species. Each has a different method of reproduction. Knowing how to propagate epiphytic plants will help increase your collection and sustain any favorite specimens.
- Seed can take years to develop recognizable plants, while cuttings on epiphytic cacti seem the best choice. Propagating epiphytic plants starts with recognizing which type of plant you are growing and choosing the method best for that species.
“The easiest epiphyte plant propagation is through pups, but not all varieties produce these.”