Tillandsia usneoides


Tillandsia usneoides


State:Flower age
Age:Adult Palnt
Type of Pot:Ceramic plate
Cultivation location:Exterior / Interior
Light Level:Shade
Temperature:-05 / 30ºC

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Tillandsia usneoides: The Charming Spanish Moss for Your Decoration


Tillandsia usneoides, commonly known as Spanish Moss or Old Man’s Beard, is an air plant native to South America and the Southern United States. With its long, gracefully hanging gray-green filaments, Spanish Moss is a unique and charming addition to any indoor or outdoor environment.


  • Plant Type: Air plant (epiphyte).
  • Size: Can grow indefinitely, reaching several meters in length.
  • Light: Diffuse or filtered light. Avoid direct intense sunlight.
  • Temperature: Wide temperature range, from cool (-5°C) to warm (30°C).
  • Humidity: Prefers moderate humidity (between 50% and 70%).
  • Watering: Does not require watering into the soil, as it absorbs moisture from the air. Regularly mist the plant, especially in dry environments.
  • Fertilization: Optional. Use a specific foliar fertilizer for air plants diluted every few weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  • Flowering: Produces insignificant flowers in shades of green or lilac. The main attraction of the plant is its hanging foliage.


  • Tillandsia usneoides does not require soil to grow. It can be hung on supports such as branches, trunks, wire baskets, or placed in pots with loose materials for drainage, such as pine bark.
  • Provide regular moisture through frequent misting, especially in dry or air-conditioned environments.
  • Dunk the entire plant in water for 30 minutes every 1 or 2 weeks, depending on the climate. Allow it to dry completely before placing it back on the support.
  • Avoid overwatering, which can cause rotting.
  • Occasionally remove dead leaves to keep the plant healthy.


  • Tillandsia usneoides is an easy-care plant, ideal for beginners.
  • It can be used to create open terrariums, vertical gardens, or as a decorative element hanging on balconies, porches, and interiors with good air circulation.
  • Experiment with combining Spanish Moss with other air plants, such as bromeliads and orchids, to create exotic and unique arrangements.

Additional information

Weight0,5 kg
Dimensions10 × 10 × 10 cm


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