Tillandsia Medusae is the kind of plant that brings an exotic flair to your space. Named after Medusa, it features silvery green, snake-shaped leaves that will remind you of the Greek mythology figure's famed snake hair. Wait until it blooms, and it will put on a beautiful display of white and purple flowers. This air plant grows on tree branches and looks excellent in terrariums or vertical display.
Unique and low maintenance, Tillandsia are air plants with different forms, sizes, and colors. Unlike most plants, they don’t need soil to grow. You can showcase them in fun pots, containers, and terrariums.
These are the perfect plants to keep in your home, even if you have curious pets that chew on almost everything – including plants. They are safe and non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about your plants poisoning your cats and dogs.
Even the kids can enjoy growing and caring for these plants since they are easy to grow, safe, and non-toxic. Kid-friendly plants will surely help make your home nice-looking without having to worry about skin irritation, allergies, or plant poisoning.
Beginner plants are exceptionally forgiving and hardy. They are easy to keep alive and mostly low maintenance. These are perfect if you have a less-than-green thumb, or just starting to hone your gardening skills.
These are plants that you do not have to water too often and are excellent in various lighting conditions. This makes them perfect for any room in your house.
These plants need filtered or dappled sunlight. You would want to place them in a well-lit room with windows, but away from direct light. A sunny window with sheer curtains is also a good idea.
These are plants that have specialized water needs. They may require water types other than hard/tap or filtered water or different methods of watering.
These are plants that can grow and perform best even without supplemental feeding. You may skip regular fertilization, and they will remain vigorous and attractive.
Plant Care Tips
Also commonly called air plants, Tillandsia are quite unique. Medusae, named after Medusa from Greek myth, has curling almost snake like leaves. They do not require soil, as they grow on tree branches. In fact soil can easily damage your plant. To water, mist you plants every 1-3 days with a spray bottle, depending on housing conditions. You can also fully submerge your air plant every 7-14 days for 5 minutes.
Tillandsia are part of a very large genus, upwards of 600 species, all native to northern Mexico and southeastern United States, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean. They can grow in diverse climates. such as tropical rain forests, swamps, and mountains.