Plant Care Medusa Head Air Plant

Medusa Head Air Plant

4.9 out of 5 (45 experiences)

Medusa Head Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly

Taxonomy

Tillandsia caput-medusae
Tillandsia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

How to care for Medusa Head Air Plant

Water

How often to water your Medusa Head Air Plant

Water needs for Medusa Head Air Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Medusa Head Air Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Medusa Head Air Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Medusa Head Air Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Medusa Head Air Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Medusa Head Air Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Medusa Head Air Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Medusa Head Air Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Medusa Head Air Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Medusa Head Air Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Medusa Head Air Plant

Medusa Head Air Plant

Medusa Head Air Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Medusa Head Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 32
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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@Alorxmanthing
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 235 XP
globe Lynnwood, Washington
10/10/2021

I love Spike Leaf truly a great succulent

Survivor Survivor
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@Jferluvsconifers
leaf-1 69 Plants
xp 6,645 XP
globe Greensboro, North Carolina
09/06/2021

Soak every 10 days or so in a bath, or spritz with water - so easy!

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@Taylorship
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,492 XP
globe Shellsburg, Iowa
07/28/2021

A good starter if you are just getting into air plants. Easiest one I’ve had to care for

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@Aur0ra
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,298 XP
07/27/2021

jellyfish plant! very easy to look after

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@Leeyum_
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 336 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
06/25/2021

understated and calming

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Summeralyssa2
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 174 XP
globe Randolph, Wisconsin
06/14/2021

an air plant is very easy to have because it doesn’t involve much water and if you forget to water it, it will be fine. What i do is soak the tips of the plant in water for 10 minutes and then let it hang upside down to dry. I was told not to let any water get inside the base of the plant because otherwise it can start rotting. Because of this, the watering process is somewhat of a hassle, but the plant is so cute and unique so it’s worth it.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
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@Avaavarsava
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 181 XP
05/30/2021

I’ve had this air plant for about 3 years now and she’s been through thick and thin, almost killed her a few times but she’s made it through!! 🤍

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Jordanlovesplants
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 148 XP
globe Langley, British Columbia
05/23/2021

Easy to take care of! Perfect starter plant

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@Samantha
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 172 XP
globe Alexandria, Louisiana
05/19/2021

Easy to care for

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@Natalieellen33
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 274 XP
globe Elizabethtown, Kentucky
05/17/2021

I love this air plant! They are so easy to care for! I tied mine up with a suction cup inside my Clown tree frogs enclosure! She gets just enough humidity and UVB! And my frogs love hiding in her leaves!

Survivor Survivor
Keyshaj avatar
@Keyshaj
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 1,547 XP
05/12/2021

Didn’t realize it’s growing so much easiest plant I love that I don’t have to worry about soil or anything.

Fast grower Fast grower
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@The_real_shamu
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 892 XP
globe Portland, Oregon
05/09/2021

It’s almost impossible to kill, soak once to twice a month and it will live forever:)

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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@Laura901
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 804 XP
globe Pompano Beach, Florida
05/03/2021

Water your air plants by completely submerging them in water and letting them soak.

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Kylie avatar
@Kylie
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 770 XP
04/25/2021

It’s such a great plant! I’ve had this for 4 years and it’s never given me any trouble besides brown tips! Make sure you don’t get the bulb part soaked when watering though to prevent rot

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@Lettuce
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 8 XP
04/23/2021

Be sure you have a nice pot or container for placing your plant in! I recommend getting a spray bottle rather than cups of water :)

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Squiggle
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 566 XP
04/18/2021

Just needs a good hanging position and baths to be happy. Has been neglected for months at a time. Mine has flowered twice in 4.5 years so when it does it is hugely satisfying and beautiful.

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@Lilyyandow
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 519 XP
globe Bedford, New Hampshire
02/16/2021

very very easy to take care of and it’s bit of color is so pretty

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@Oppai
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 199 XP
globe San Diego, California
02/15/2021

easy to understand if overwatered or underwatered! it’s really cute and stuff tho, the only negative is that it browns easily when underwatered. soaking for 30mins-1hour should alleviate it. also cutting off the brown ends with sterilized shears/scissors is also good

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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