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Tillandsia caput-medusae - Octopus Air Plant

$ 12.00

Tillandsia caput-medusae air plant is named after the mythological character Medusa, because of its curly, tendril-like stems. The Medusae is one of our most dramatic and exotic air plant specimens. With its unique shape and shiny bright green foliage with pink tips, it looks almost like a living sculpture. When the plant reaches maturity, it can even produce a shoot of bright red and pink flowers. Like all Tillandsia, this air plant is perfect for use in a terrarium, requiring only periodic misting and soaking for care. Use as a standalone piece on a windowsill, shelf or centerpiece, or group three together for a dynamic trio. 


 Light: Medium to bright, indirect light. Some morning sun is okay.
• Water: Lightly mist plant 2-3 times per week. Soak plant in room-temperature water once or twice a month. Dry plant facing down so water cannot collect between the leaves. Improper watering will surely rot your plant.
• Considerations: To promote new growth, use a foliar spray fertilizer. Less water is required during the winter months and in lower light. After the plant has bloomed, Tillandsia caput-medusae will grow smaller plants from its base called pups. These pups will grow and eventually replace the main plant.


You'll get a healthy Tillandsia caput-medusae that meets our rigorous quality standards. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.

Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!

We include shipping box warmers at no charge as needed. Got questions? Check out our FAQ!

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Rachell S.
United States United States
First Air Plant!

This is my very first air plant! It isxsompretty! I really like this variety of Caput medusae. Ivecsern other air plsnts butvthey never appealed to me. This one has a beauty to it. I was thinking how air plants would make a good housewarming gift to someone who has newly moved! Im going to try some of the other varieties of air plants that Pistils offers! Always supurb quality.

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Keith T.
United States United States
Beautiful Medusae Air Plant

Just received my air plant. As always with Pistals, it was packaged and shipped with care. The medusae is very large and healthy. Nice color and shape. I always trust Pistals for my house plants.

Misti W.
United States United States
Awesome Air Plant

I received my Caput medusae Air Plant in perfect condition. It is much larger than I anticipated and I could not be happier. This is my first air plant and I plant to buy more from Pistils Nursery soon. I'm so glad to have found your website and you have a loyal customer here in Texas.