Medusa's Head (Tillandsia caput-medusae) in the Air Plants Database

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Also sold as:
Tillandsia Butzii

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 10 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leaves are typically gray, gray-green, or white
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Separate when offsets are 2/3 the size of mother plant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Nice! by Chillybean Dec 6, 2015 6:52 PM 5
id by Hamwild Jun 27, 2019 8:04 AM 2
Hello from Willinator, I have grown various plants in my gardens in the past by Willinator May 12, 2020 7:05 AM 11
Air Plant help by DGeneral Jun 2, 2020 5:27 PM 6
Tillandsias by emddvm Sep 14, 2020 2:18 PM 713
my apt plant count topped 200 this feb! by skylark Apr 21, 2020 3:15 PM 25
New Plant from son by Fmwynd Jan 24, 2017 6:51 PM 2
Tillandsia Buds!!!! by Xeramtheum Mar 29, 2016 2:13 PM 26
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CHITCHAT by Budgielover Jun 2, 2019 7:08 AM 2,618

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