- Tillandsia usenoides
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Tillandsia usenoides is part of the Bromeliaceae family and is commonly called 'Spanish Moss' (it's neither a moss or from Spain). It is an epiphyte from tropical America, it typically wraps around and droops from branches or slabs of bark of host trees. It is grey-green in colour, and is made up of downward extending stems, often found in masses, and as long as 20ft.
Tillandsia are covered in absorbent furry scales (trichomes); they use these to take up water from humid air and obtain nutrients from airborne dust.
Length: Approximately 40cm
Secrets to success
Temperature and light:
Air plants need a warm spot with a few hours of bright indirect light each day.
Water: They require water that's lower in salt so I'd suggest using rain water or warm, distilled tap water. Mist them every other day. You can also dunk them in warm water just for a few seconds, shake them off - think of it like a quick rain shower.
Air Humidity: Tillandsia love humid spaces so the bathroom or kitchen are the best places.
This plant isn't listed as toxic but keep out of reach of pets and children just in case.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.