Tillandsia Caput Medusae

The fuzzy looking Tillandsia Caput Medusae is silvery green in color with hues of purple throughout the base extending up towards the leaves. The Tillandsia caput medusae are xeric air plants which means that they can handle more direct sunlight and less water than other air plant varieties.

Due to its tight cluster of leaves at the base, it is not recommended to soak the Medusae frequently, if at all depending on your humidity levels. Water often gets trapped and will lead to molding or rotting. After a heavy mist or a short soak, make sure you gently shake the airplant to release that trapped water.

When the T. Medusae is preparing to bloom the center leaves will blush a pale pink. You may notice multiple flower bracts that grow from the center, displaying bright cherry red and yellow colors, which will bloom delicate purple and white flowers. After flowering, you may notice pups growing off the bottom of the caput medusae which can be removed when about 1/3 the size of the mother plant, or left attached to form a clump.


The Caput Medusae measures ~ 5" tall with a spread of ~4.5" wide.


Type: Airplant

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