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


Tillandsia caput-medusae

How to care for Medusa Head Air Plant


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

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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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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.

Difficulty Level

Medusa Head Air Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Medusa Head Air Plant

Medusa Head Air Plant

Medusa Head Air Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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 Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@Alorxmanthing avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 635 XP
globe Lynnwood, WA

I love Spike Leaf truly a great succulent

Survivor Survivor
@JferLuvsConifers avatar
leaf-1 80 Plants
xp 11,120 XP
globe Greensboro, NC

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

@taylorship avatar
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 5,289 XP
globe Shellsburg, IA

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

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@aur0ra avatar
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 1,707 XP

jellyfish plant! very easy to look after

@Leeyum_ avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 336 XP
globe Washington, DC

understated and calming

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@summeralyssa2 avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 847 XP
globe Milwaukee, WI

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.

Survivor Survivor
@avaavarsava avatar
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 189 XP

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
@Jordanlovesplants avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 148 XP
globe Langley, British Columbia

Easy to take care of! Perfect starter plant

Survivor Survivor
Samantha avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 172 XP
globe Alexandria, LA

Easy to care for

Survivor Survivor
@Natalieellen33 avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 274 XP
globe Elizabethtown, KY

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
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 1,547 XP

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
@The_real_shamu avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 892 XP
globe Kihei, HI

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
@Laura901 avatar
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 804 XP
globe Pompano Beach, FL

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

Survivor Survivor
@kylie avatar
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 826 XP

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

Survivor Survivor
@lettuce avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 8 XP

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
@squiggle avatar
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 586 XP

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.

Survivor Survivor
@lilyyandow avatar
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 519 XP
globe Bedford, NH

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

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@oppai avatar
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 199 XP
globe San Diego, CA

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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