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Tillandsia caput-medusae

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Author:  Charles J. Édouard Morren, 1880
Origin:  Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Dark Pink / Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/Offsets
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Tillandsia langlassei Poiss. & Menet, 1908

This member of the Bromeliaceae family was given this name by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren in 1880. It is found, growing as an epiphyte, in Mexico and central America. It requires some water and lots of sun. The inflated pseudobulbs will grow up to 3,5 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are dark pink with a purple centre.

The genera is named after Elias Tillands, 1640–1693, a Swedish botanist, working in Finland. The species name means 'Medusa's head'.

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