Caput medusae Tillandsia
Tillandsia Caput Medusae is an epiphytic species, native to Mexico and Costa Rica, where it grows at latitudes up to 2500 metres above sea level.
This beautiful specimen gets its name from its appearance, which is reminiscent of that gelatinous animal with long tentacles, so feared by bathers, the jellyfish. It requires generous exposure to sunlight and light, as well as dry or low humidity environments with good ventilation.
As far as maintenance is concerned, it is advisable to spray it with water two to three times a week in the hottest months, with one watering a week being sufficient in the coldest months. It produces long, curved, green leaves with greyish tones that emerge from its bulb-shaped base, from which emerge multiple intense pink floral bracts accompanied by beautiful small purple tubular flowers, so common in Tillandsias.
There are specimens that can reach 50 cm in height.
Support/bark not included.