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Medusa's Head Air Plant

Tillandsia caput-medusae

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Also known as

Air Plant, Air plant

Tillandsia caput-medusae Chiba by Rolf Engstrand (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Tillandsia caput-medusae (TS) 2-01731
Air Plant (Tillandsia caput-medusae) (6766707151)

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Medusa's Head Air Plant Overview

Tillandsia caput-medusae is an evergreen, epiphytic perennial species commonly known as Medusa's Head Air Plant. It typically grows to around 15cm tall, producing grey-green, linear foliage which curves backwards and twists, forming a bulb-like base. The leaves measure approximately 25cm long and flowers are arranged on spikes. These are violet-mauve in colour and tubular in shape and they are surrounded by red coloured modified leaves known as bracts.

Common problems with Medusa's Head Air Plant

Generally disease free.

How to harvest Medusa's Head Air Plant

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Medusa's Head Air Plant

Seed

Division

Separate offsets.

Special features of Medusa's Head Air Plant

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Medusa's Head Air Plant

Grown for their flowers or overall appearance.