5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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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.
How to harvest Medusa's Head Air Plant
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Medusa's Head Air Plant
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Other uses of Medusa's Head Air Plant
Grown for their flowers or overall appearance.