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.