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Tillandsia is a genus of neotropical epiphytic plants belonging to the bromeliad family, Bromeliaceae. All Tillandsia are referred to as air plants due to their ability to grow without any soil. In their native environment, they can be found growing on top of tree branches, cliffs, and even telephone wires! They have evolved to pull in water from the frequent rainshowers through their fuzzy trichomes. To collect nutrients, they have not only specialized their trichomes to catch dust, but have also made root associations with fungi to help collect nutrients from their surroundings.
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