Discovering the Epiphytes (Air Plants) of the Suncoast

ABC7 Good Morning Suncoast - Weekdays at 6am
Published: Oct. 19, 2022 at 7:52 AM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Plants grow in the ground, right? Up to twenty percent of them don’t need the ground at all. The world’s best scientific collection of epiphytes, air plants, are right here on the Suncoast! We call their home Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

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Discovering the Suncoast airs live on ABC7 on these dates and times:

  • 6:40am Wednesday on Good Morning Suncoast
  • 9:30am Wednesday on Suncoast View
  • 4:00pm Wednesday on ABC7 News
  • 7:40am Saturday on Good Morning Suncoast Weekends (with special bonus features!)
  • 11:00pm Sunday on ABC7 News