Air Plant Holder | Tillandsia 'Caput Medusae' | Air Plant Caput Medusae | Tillandsia PlanterTillandsia Caput Medusae is a captivating sight at any point in its growth cycle. Leaves reach out, curl and twirl in extraordinary fashion, highly reminiscent of the Greek goddess Medusa for which it is named. Blooming takes a while, but it well worth the wait, with extraordinary shades of pink, red and purple. Take care when misting or watering your Medusae - excess water collecting between the leaves or at the base of the plant are a risk for rot. Here, we have settled the base of the air plant into a ceramic egg, for you to hang from a table lamp, or set on a book shelf or end table to enjoy this beauty!
Tillandsia is the largest genus of the bromeliad family (which includes pineapples!) and all are native to the new world. Commonly known as air plants, these botanical curiosities can be found in jungles, rain forests or deserts - from sea level to high mountain regions, and increasingly in homes and offices where their low-maintenance and intriguing shapes are hugely appealing. Though prized for their general structure, air plants do bloom, and frequently change coloring throughout the year in response the biological cues.
Apart from the astonishing array of forms and colors, what sets air plants apart is their reliance on water and food that can be absorbed through their leaves - roots are used only to anchor themselves in place. This characteristic qualifies them as epiphytes, and lends them to creative mounting for spectacular display. Your tillandsia can be made happy indoors or out - simply provide bright, filtered sunlight (or artificial lighting), protect from frost, and provide periodic misting, or even emersion to meet their need for water.
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