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What are plants that grow on other plants called?

Plants that grow on other plants are known as epiphytes (sometimes also called “air plants”). They are not usually parasitic; they get their nutrients and water from the environment, and produce their own food through photosynthesis.

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Likewise, people ask, why do epiphytes grow on other plants?

Epiphytes or 'air plants' are plants that grow on top of other plants (typically trees) co-existing in the most harmonious, harmless way. They derive their nutrients and other vitals from the air, water, dust, and debris around them.

Furthermore, what are the plants that depend on other plants for food called? Yes, you read it right. This category of plants is called Parasitic Plants. They depend on the neighboring plants for their survival. They possess modified roots, called haustoria, which penetrate undetected into the vascular system of their host and absorb the nutrients required for their growth.

Besides, how do plants depend on other plants?

Plants on the other hand relies on animal in the aspect of pollination and photosynthesis. Animals allow succesfull pollination of certain plants and also makes photosynthesis more achievable because plants use carbon dioxide in the presence of water, chlorophyll and sunlight to synthesis food.

What is the part of a plant from which other plant can grow?

Other plants send out underground stems called rhizomes, which form new plants at a distance from the parent. Tubers (for example, potatoes) and bulbs (for example, onions) are also special underground structures that can grow into new plants.

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