Plant Care Tillandsia Usneoides

Tillandsia Usneoides

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Tillandsia Usneoides has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Tillandsia Usneoides has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Spanish Moss, Spanish Moss, Old Man's Beard and Air Plant


Tillandsia usneoides

How to care for Tillandsia Usneoides


How often to water your Tillandsia Usneoides

Water needs for Tillandsia Usneoides
0.5 cups
every 12

Tillandsia Usneoides 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 Tillandsia Usneoides

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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

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Finding light for Spanish Moss in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tillandsia Usneoides: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tillandsia Usneoides love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Tillandsia Usneoides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Tillandsia Usneoides in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Tillandsia Usneoides

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Tillandsia Usneoides: 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 Tillandsia Usneoides after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Tillandsia Usneoides is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Tillandsia Usneoides

Tillandsia Usneoides

Tillandsia Usneoides

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

Tillandsia Usneoides has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Tillandsia Usneoides has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Jennmeyer avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Fredericksburg, VA

Air plant. Slow grower. No pests

Survivor Survivor
Itsjessiehaaay avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 721 XP
globe Reno, NV

It’s a type of air plant so it is super easy to keep and hard to kill

Survivor Survivor
Aurica avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 296 XP
globe Oakland, CA

Spanish moss is a nifty, low-maintenance creature. They don’t seem to like hanging on certain types of metal (perhaps zinc, but I’m not sure). 10/10 best moss!

Survivor Survivor

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