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

Common names
  • Medusa's Head
  • Air Plant
  • Octopus Plant
  • Bromeliad
Also sold as:
  • Tillandsia Butzii

Plant Events from our members
hlutzow On October 11, 2019 Obtained plant
MotherMycelium On February 17, 2021 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
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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

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