Tillandsia usneoides, Spanish Moss (0.25m)

$10.40
Native to Subtropical regions including Florida, South America and Chile, this is the most widely found air plant in the wild. Spanish moss, also known as Old man's beard is a true epiphyte and grows densely in treetops in delicate swathes up to a length of six meters. This simple and ethereal air plant looks striking styled in feathery bundles, and works well trailing from a hook, curtain pole or placed in a hanging plant over a windowsill or bookshelf.

CARE TIPS

  • Spanish moss grows well in bright or shady environments, but does not like direct sunlight.
  • This species will tolerate a range of temperatures, from very warm to cool indoor conditions. However, avoid moving it once acclimatised, as it will not respond well to sudden changes in its living conditions.
  • Since its leaves are so thin, Spanish moss is prone to dehydration and prefers to be in a place with high humidity. To keep it healthy, mist it regularly, as much as once every day in the warmest months, and soak it once a week.
  • Feed with a little orchid fertilizer mixed in a misting bottle during the spring and summer months to encourage flowering.