Plant Care Medusa Head Air Plant

Medusa Head Air Plant

4.9 out of 5 (33 experiences)

Medusa Head Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Tillandsia caput-medusae
Tillandsia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

What other plant parents say

Medusa Head Air Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 23
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Medusa Head Air Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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Randolph, WI
Rating of the plant Medusa Head Air Plant named Medusa by Summeralyssa2 on Greg, the plant care app
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…

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@Oppai
San Diego, CA
Rating of the plant Medusa Head Air Plant named juu juu by Oppai on Greg, the plant care app
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 cut…

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Elizabethtown, KY
Rating of the plant Medusa Head Air Plant named Mando by Natalieellen33 on Greg, the plant care app
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 lea…

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Squiggle avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Medusa Head Air Plant named William by Squiggle on Greg, the plant care app
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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@Kylie
Sharpsville, PA
Rating of the plant Medusa Head Air Plant named Medusa by Kylie on Greg, the plant care app
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

Avaavarsava avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Medusa Head Air Plant named Denali by Avaavarsava on Greg, the plant care app
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!! 🤍

Lettuce avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Medusa Head Air Plant named Joon by Lettuce on Greg, the plant care app
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 :)

Keyshaj avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Medusa Head Air Plant named Xena by Keyshaj on Greg, the plant care app
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.

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Portland, OR
Rating of the plant Medusa Head Air Plant named Ang by The_real_shamu on Greg, the plant care app
05/09/2021

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

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@Laura901
Pompano Beach, FL
Rating of the plant Medusa Head Air Plant named Aang by Laura901 on Greg, the plant care app
05/03/2021

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

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 9

Medusa Head Air Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Saint Paul, MN.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Medusa Head Air Plant in Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul, MN

88% High

Growing Medusa Head Air Plant in Saint Paul right now

Light needs for plant Medusa Head Air Plant in Saint Paul, MN

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 15th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Saint Paul is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunli…

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Light needs for plant Medusa Head Air Plant in Saint Paul, MN

Sunlight intensity will increase by 9.1% ☀️

June 15th, 2021

Saint Paul is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Saint Paul is expected to increase by 9.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.2 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Medusa Head Air Plant in Saint Paul, MN

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

June 15th, 2021

This month, Saint Paul is getting an average of 11.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.4 total hours of …

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Finding light for Medusa Head Air Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Medusa Head Air Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Medusa Head Air Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Saint Paul, MN ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Medusa Head Air Plant thrive 🌿!

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.

When to repot Medusa Head Air Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Medusa Head Air Plant in Saint Paul, MN

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 10th, 2021

The growing potential in Saint Paul is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…

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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 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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