Air Plant, Tillandsia caput medusae (Large) - Plant

One touch of nature makes the whole world lovely. Make your world elegant and beautiful with the overwhelming air plants.
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About Air Plant

Medusae is an adorable plant feature layers upon layers of the prettiest silvery-green leaves, and adorable round shape. Tillandsia caput-medusae is a species of flowering plant in the bromeliad family, Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. Common names include octopus plant and medusae head.

The thick, channeled, tapering and twisting leaves are up to 25 cm long and are covered in fine gray hairs. The rosette of leaves arise from an inflated pseudobulb. Pups are produced after blooming, as is usual with most Tillandsia species. In a greenhouse, the plants can bloom from spring to early summer. The red inflorescences are usually unbranched or digitate. Bright violet flowers are about 3.

2 cm long with the stamens.

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height8 inch (20 cm)
Plant Spread 8 inch (20 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Tillandsia
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 20 cm
Flower Colour Violet
Bloom Time Not defined
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Spray water once a week and keep away from direct sunlight.
  • Place your air plants near a window.
  • Air plants prefer warm temperatures around 15 to 30 degree Celsius.
  • Provide Ample Air Circulation.
  • Providing artificial lighting is helpful if your plants lack a bright corner, in the house.
  • Air Plant care

    You can propagate tillandsia from seed, but it takes two to four years to grow the plant to a suitable size for enjoyment. The best way to propagate tillandsia is through the division of the offsets, or pups. The time to do the task is during the morning hours or early afternoon. It thrives in warm, humid conditions but will do just fine in dry, desert-like environments with regular mistings.

    You can also run them under a bit of water if they appear to be particularly dry. It thrives with indirect sunlight. All day direct sunlight will lead to the plant over-drying and the tips burning. The Tillandsia does not require any soakings, only mistings 2-3 times a week, more often in hot and dry conditions like that of in the desert. It also loves fluorescent lighting making them ideal for office environments.

    Sunlight Indirect sunlight
    Watering The Tillandsia does not require any soakings, only mistings once a week, more often in hot and dry conditions
    Temperature 15 to 30 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer No need of fertilizers

    Air Plant special feature

    Air plants are hardy, vibrant and incredible which can survive without soil and very less water.

    Air Plant uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This mesmerizing air plants will be an excellent piece you can keep to increase the beauty of your home, office, etc

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do air plants grow bigger?

    Yes, Air plant will grow bigger but at a very slow speed. The size will vary with variety and species. However, they will not grow much bigger like shrubs or trees.

    Can air plants live in low light?

    Air plants can live in a natural indirect or artificial bright light.

    Do air plants flower?

    Yes, Air plants are flowering plants.

    When to water air plants?

    Air plants love moist and humid air around them. Spray water on them once in a week or twice a week in summer months. You can also soak them in water for 5 min once a week, but make sure to let all the water drain out.

    Where do air plants grow naturally?

    Air plants are native to West indies, Mexico, and much of Central and South America. Air plants grow naturally in tree trunks, mostly in rain forests. They generally grow at the joints of two tree branches where they can get sufficient rain water for their growth.

    Can air plants be in direct sunlight?

    No, grow your Air plants in indirect bright light and protect from direct sunlight.

    Is air plant a succulent?

    No, Air plants are not succulents.

    Can air plants live in water?

    Air plants require water for its growth and high humidity but they can not live in water.

    How do air plants reproduce?

    Air plants reproduce through seeds and offsets/pups.

    Are air plants real?

    Yes, Air plants are real growing plants.

    How often should air plants be watered?

    Air plants should be watered once a week or twice a week during summer. However, it also depends on the local climatic conditions.

    Are air plants toxic?

    No, Air plants are not toxic.

    Does air plant need water?

    Yes, Air plants require water for their growth. Soak or mist them weekly or twice a week.

    Do air plants have roots?

    Yes, Air plants do have roots.

    Where do air plants grow?

    Air plants can grow at any cool spot with high humidity, and receiving indirect bright light.

    Are air plants bromeliads?

    No they are not Bromeliads.

    Can air plants die?

    Yes, they can die if care is neglected for long.

    Can air plants grow in soil?

    They do not require soil for their growth.Air plants can absorb moisture and nutrients through trichome on their leaves.

    When do air plants bloom?

    Air plant blooming depends on the growing environment, type and age of the plant. As Air plant bloom only once during their lifetime they are particular about investing their energy for blooming.



    Reviews

    Friday, 13 March 2020

    Very good plant, very impressive packing, 2-3 leaves were dried. But will give 5 star

    Rahul Gupta

    Monday, 02 March 2020

    Thanks the plant is growing well

    Manjusha Manjusha

    Sunday, 09 February 2020

    Nice plant. team is also always ready to help. Go for this if you are interested in buying a online plant. you wont be disappointed.

    RICHA JAIN
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