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The Gorgon

The Gorgon


Tillandsia caput-medusae requires moderate watering and ample air flow. Mist 3 times per week, more when it’s dry and less when it’s humid. We advise against soaking this air plant because the base can collect unseen water and cause it to rot. Place on its side or upside down while drying to avoid water from collecting inside the base. As with all air plants be sure it is dry within 4 hours after watering. Place next to a bright window but avoid direct sunlight.

Each Tillandsia is hand picked and cared for with love while waiting to meet it’s new owner. Please Note that each Tillandsia will vary slightly in shape, size and color and can have small blemishes as they are real, living plants. We always inspect each one thoroughly to ensure that the plants are 100% healthy before sending.


• Native to Mexico, Central America and Mexico
• Bloom color: Purple


• 3-6 inches long

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The Gorgon (Tillandsia caput-medusae) is a fuzzy, stiff leafed air plant. The leaves are thin near the top and larger at the bottom where it forms a bulbous base. It gets its name from the Greek mythical gorgon, Medusa because it’s leaves look like snakes on top a head. It is also known as the Octopus Plant. This air plant produces a beautiful pink inflorescence and purple tube flowers. Mount to driftwood and rocks along with other air plants or place in a planter or terrarium.

New To Air Plants? Learn More!

What are air plants? Their technical name is Tillandsia and they are one of the few plants out there that don’t require dirt to thrive. They are epiphytes which means they use their roots as grabbers to attach to trees and rocks instead of using them in the dirt. Some air plant species actually do use their roots in dirt but there aren’t too many like that. Air plants receive nutrients through their leaves by way of tiny little trichomes. Water and air both can have the nutrients they need to thrive and grow bigger. Air plants are very slow growing compared to most other plants and you might not see any noticeable growth for a year or two! Air plants are also related to the more commonly known bromeliad which you will see quite often at nurseries or grocery stores.

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Additional information

Weight4 oz
Dimensions5 × 5 × 5 in


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