Costa Rica
Near Orosi is the beautiful Lankester Gardens. It has an amazing variety of orchids, like this Huntleya burtii. Nearly 90% of the orchids and bromiliads found in Costa Rica are epiphytes. They depend on other plants for support, but are not parasitic. The tree may even put roots into the epiphyte to get nutrients. Epiphytes get nutrients from the air or from puddles of water they collect in their own cup made of leaves.