Tillandsia caput-medusae (House Plant)Medusa's Head Air Plant

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Susceptible to damage or death at temperatures below 5C.
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Fascinating indoor plant, great for contemporary interiors or offices

Low maintenance and easy to care for

Twisted evergreen leaves provide year-round interest

Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan

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Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.

Height Up to 40cm (16in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Tender Perennial


sun or semi shadedappled shade

Flowering Months

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You can see how this intriguing variety got its name, with twisted and tangled leaves which resemble the wild snaky hair of Medusa. Tillandsia caput-medusae (which translates to Medusa’s Head air plant) makes a fascinating house plant, not only for its foliage but also for its bright pink flower which appears during the summer months to bring a splash of colour. Being an air plant, it doesn’t require any soil or potting up, allowing it to be displayed in a variety of contemporary ways, such as in a vase, hanging glass ball, terrarium or nestled into ornamental wood. Perfect for a modern interior, give this low maintenance plant it a spot in a well-lit room and spritz with water every now and then and it will be quite happy. Height: 40cm (16”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Please note: Some houseplants are toxic or harmful to pets if ingested. If you believe your pet has consumed a poisonous plant then seek veterinary attention immediately. Take a sample of the plant with you.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

1 x medium airplant (KB3486)

How to Grow
These Tillandsia are epiphytic plants which do not require compost to grow. They can be wired or glued onto a suitable support such as wood or an attractive shell. Position airplants in bright, filtered light with good air circulation, at a minimum temperature of 5C (41F).
More Info
Water frequently from spring to autumn by immersing the entire plant in rainwater or misting thoroughly. Allow the plant to completely drain and dry after each watering. Feed monthly by adding a small amount of bromeliad fertiliser to misting water.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3



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