(Tillandsia recurvata)

Ballmoss is part of the Bromeliad family. Ballmoss plants are epiphytes that live on the branches of plants or trees but they do not harm their host. They get their water from dew, moisture in the air, and rain. Nutrients in the water droplets are absorbed by the plant. Other nutrients are obtained from plant debris trapped by its leaves.

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