Tillandsia caput-medusae
Tillandsia caput-medusae
Tillandsia caput-medusae
Tillandsia caput-medusae

Tillandsia caput-medusae

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Origins: Mexico and Central America

Bloom: Depends on how much light it gets (high light = blood red bracts, low light = green bracts.)  Light purple tubular flowers

Ideal for: Indoors or Outdoors

Light: Adaptable, best in strong indirect light

Water: Spray or dunk once a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours.  Soak monthly to rehydrate up to 4 hours as necessary

 

Caput-medusae, aptly named for the leaves that take a similar shape to that of Medusa's hair, is very similar to bulbosa in terms of care, with the exception that caput-medusae can tolerate higher levels of light.