Tillandsia caput-medusae - Andy's Air Plants
Tillandsia caput-medusae - Andy's Air Plants

Tillandsia caput-medusae

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Tillandsia caput-medusae is named after the snake haired, Greek mythological character Medusa.

From Mexico and Central America, it is a striking species with lovely soft green leaves with purple edges to the lower leaves or sheaths. It has a bright red or less often green, flower spike that is branched and produces tubular purple flowers.

It likes high light levels or full sun and regular full covering of mist with good air movement, it responds well to a regular dose of fertilizer.

I have small and medium plants available and occasionally some giant specimens. You can see an example of the 3 sizes available in the images.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Lovely plants

This is my third order. The plants always arrive well packaged and in good condition.

Maddie Hallwood
Beautifully shaped plant

What makes this plant stand out compared to others in my collection is its shape and form. Andy sent me a particularly healthy, large plant which was a joy to behold. Apart from their versatility for growing situations, the different shapes and colours of Tillandsia are stunning - this one is already one of my favourites. The only reason I haven't scored it a 5 is because it has yet to settle - its only been 19 days - although this morning I think I can discern growth.

Tillandsia caput-medusae

Second purchase now and as before excellent quality plants and packed with care, will definitely be coming back for more.

My wife loves this Tillandsia beginner set!

I did bought this set for my wife and she ABSOLUTELY LOVED plants was packed very well and delivery time was very quick.
In my opinion Andy’s Air Plants Shop definitely deserve a 5⭐️
I will buy again and I will let know all my friends about Andy’s Shop!
Thank you


Thank you Andy the plant arrived in great condition very happy with it.