Tillandsia Caput Medusae is one of the hardiest airplantvarieties. Named from the Greek goddess Medusa and her hair of snakes. Caput. The leaves are smooth and project up and out from a bulbous base. When Medusae blooms you will be amazed by her blushing leaves and bursting bloom.
*The term ‘air plants’ is the common name for Tillandsias, a type of Bromeliad, because they don’t need to be planted in soil. In the wild, deserts of Central and South America, the southern United States and the West Indies, Tillandsias colonize objects such as rocks and trees by clinging on to them with their roots.
Air plants are epiphytes and need no soil because water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. The roots are mainly used as anchors.