The Caput Medusae

The Caput Medusae air plant is a gorgeous air plant, with wide, thick, sturdy leaves that are soft to the touch. It also has the prettiest silvery green leaves. And when it blooms, it develops the prettiest blush, mauve and peach coloring.

LIKES //

The Tillandsia Caput Medusae does not require any soakings, and prefers to be misted 2-3 times a week. Soakings and heavy mistings must be done with care to avoid rotting. As for light and air, it does very well in indirect sunlight and prefers a bit of air circulation. A good indicator of your plant being thirsty is the curvature of its leaves - the Caput Medusaes leaves will begin to curl tightly when it is thirsty.

DISLIKES //

Soaks that last too long, trapped water in between its leaves - so after a soaking or a heavy misting, make sure you turn it upside down and shake the excess water free. You can leave the air plant upside down until it is fully dry before placing it back in its home.

WHERE IS IT FROM //

The Tillandsia Caput Medusae air plant is native to Central America and Mexico.

COMPATIBLE WITH //

Diamond, all of the Wall Sconces, Orb, Teardrop, Mini Cube, and more!

MEASUREMENTS // approximate

W: 4” x H: 5”

 

Do you have any other questions about this incredibly interesting air plant or any other air plants? Feel free to view my Introduction to Air Plant Care or my Air Plant Care Blog Series, or ask away in the comments below!