The Medusa Sisters


Meet the Medusa Sisters, a duo of Tillandsia caput-medusae air plants as twisted as they are plump. Tillandsia caput-medusae are also known as “Medusa’s Head” air plants or “Octopus Plants.” Their large, bulbous bodies and twisted, pointed leaves are covered with a fine silver fuzz. Taking care of air plants is even easier than succulents – just soak them in water once a week and they’ll be happy. We love putting these exotic air plant sisters in unexpected places where there’s ample light and air flow.

Orders $150 and above receive free domestic shipping! Sorry, we’re not allowed to ship plants outside of the continental US.

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Flowering Tillandsia caput-medusae or "Medusa's Head" air plantWhile they look similar to Tillandsia bulbosa, the caput-medusae air plants have a fine furry texture and they are much chubbier. The two air plants we ship measure from 5-7 inches tall but they can grow up to 10 inches. When in bloom in the Spring and Summer, they have amazingly bright colored blossoms, or inflorescences, that range from red to hot pink. Check out this great pic from Wikipedia.

Since the Tillandsia caput-medusae are epiphytes, they don’t need to grow in soil – they just hang out anywhere there’s bright light and suck nutrients out of the air. They’re really easy to care for – just soak them in a bowl of clean water for 30 minutes each week and they’ll be happy. You can check out our blog article on how to take care of air plants.


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