Tillandsia caput-medusae - Octopus Air Plant
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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!