Tillandsia Usneoides, Spanish Moss, Tight and Curly, Air Plant
Partial / Bright indirect light
Mist with occasional bath
Easy mount with glue
Tillandsia Usneoides, Spanish Moss, is a graceful clump of white, soft-leaved species. It’s easy to grow in brightly lit area with good air circulation. Flowers are purple tri-petal growing out the sides of a bloom spike. Slow grower, but with great results! An environmentally friendly plant such as the Tillandsia Usneoides fit into any interior and can be used as a decoration. For long fun, spray twice a week with water.
Spanish Moss is also popular with many people as they might have seen in on sunny holidays to places like Florida, central America and Mexico. Its long, hanging, rootless strands can reach up to 8m long! The small flower is single, with yellow green petals and flared tips. It enjoys bright, sunny and humid conditions.
If you want to grow air plants indoors and the air is dry, you will need to mist it frequently and keep it near a window where the air flows.
Most Tillandsias grow, often together with orchids, on trees or cactus. However, they are parasites because, with their exceptional ability, they crystallize the necessary moisture and food from the air. They therefore demand no breeding ground for living, which makes this Tillandsia relatively easy to maintain. The Tillandsia is also an environmentally friendly plant.
- One tillandsia ionantha ~ 8 – 14 inch
- One plastic pot ~ 11cm
Dos and Don’ts after receiving the plant
- Mist the plant as air plants love water.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.