How are epiphytes able to survive on electrical wires in the tropics?



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    They are able to survive on electrical wires because the electrical wires are situated close to roads, where cars kick up mineral containing dust that helps the epiphytes to grow.  The aluminum coating of the wires provides a firm anchoring spot for seeds.  Even though they can survive on electrical wires, they do not grow as tall or reproduce as effectively as those that live on trees.

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