Tillandsia Caput Medusae

Tillandsia Caput Medusae

    Commonly Known As:
  • Tillandsia Caput Medusae

Tillandsia, are tropical and subtropical plants that have adapted to life in trees or other substrates. These plants acquire their moisture and most nutrients from the air and rainfall. If temperatures and hours of sunlight are kept similar to their native habitats, they will display brilliant flowers once a year.

  • light

    Tillandsia Caput Medusae prefer bright, indirect sunlight or indoor lighting. Direct sunlight can cause the leaves to burn.

  • water

    Tillandsia Caput Medusae at least once a week with a 10-30 minute soak, be sure to shake off excess water.

  • temperature

    Tillandsia Caput Medusae prefer humid temperatures between 50⁰F to 90⁰F degrees. Try not to expose to temperatures below 50⁰F.

  • fertilizer

    Tillandsia Caput Medusae prefer humid temperatures between 50⁰F to 90⁰F degrees. Try not to expose to temperatures below 50⁰F.

    Plant Facts
  • Air plants have a unique way of “breathing” through CAM photosynthesis. This allows the exchange of gasses during the night. For most plants they use the sunlight for photosynthesis.

  • You can find Tillandsia plants in various climates, such as humid rainforests, high cloud forests, deserts, coasts, and mountain sides. With all of these diverse locations, airplants have adapted to some of the harshest enivronmental climates.

  • Air plants are epiphytes and can also be lithophytes. An epiphyte is a plant that grows on another plant, like a tree branch or bark, but is not parasitic.

  • Native to Central America and Mexico

  • Difficulty level: Easy

  • Pet-Friendly, not toxic to pets or humans

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