Named for Medusa and her hair of snakes, caput-medusae won’t turn you to stone. But, prepared to be entranced by the air plant’s other-worldly appearance.

This is a plant that requires a double-take.


This air plant is prized for its unusual long-curling leaves. If wonky, playful or whimsical describe the type of air plant design you’d like to create, caput-medusae foots the bill.

Need a water-gauge for your other air plants? Get a caput-medusae.

When your caput-medusae needs a drink of water it will tell you: its leaves will curl. When fully hydrated, the leaves straighten. If your caput-medusae is looking curly, your other air plants need water as well.

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