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Spanish moss, aka Tillandsia usneoides, also called Black Moss, Long Moss, or Vegetable Horsehair is an epiphytic flowering plant that often grows upon large trees in tropical and subtropical climates. It has threadlike stems that can grow up to 6 to 7.5 metres long, and leaves, also threadlike, are about 2.5 to 7.5 centimetres long.

They come in a bundle with plants only similar to the picture, no nursery pot is needed.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

Increase humidity with increased light to avoid dry out. Make sure they are in an area with good air circulation, do not put them in completely enclosed containers. Avoid letting water sit between the leaves for very long periods of time after watering, as this can lead to them rotting at the centre.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Spanish Moss

They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.

They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

Soak them in a bowl of room temperature water for an hour every week. Shake excess water off afterward and lay your plant upside down on a towel in a bright spot to dry.

They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.

You can feel comfortable having this plant around your home in the potential case where your pet feels like nibbling on it. However, we typically recommend keeping your pets from eating any of your houseplants.

Plant Bio

About Spanish Moss

Botanical Name: Tillandsia usneoides

Tillandsia usneoides

Common Name: Black moss, Long moss, Vegetable horsehair, Spanish moss

Black moss, Long moss, Vegetable horsehair, Spanish moss

Origin: Mexico, Central America, South America, the United States and the Caribbean

Mexico, Central America, South America, the United States and the Caribbean

These are Air Plants, also known as Tillandsia, which is an incredible genus of tropical plants that don’t require any soil to grow. In other words, Air Plants are epiphytes, which means that in nature, they grow on whatever they want, such as telephone wires, tree branches, bark, or rocks, as long as conditions permit. Although there are many varieties of them, most Air Plants are typically a variation of silvery green and they are covered with specialized cells called trichomes, which absorb moisture and nutrients from the environment surrounding the plant. Keep your plant in medium to bright, indirect light and let your plant soak in a bowl of water for 30 minutes to an hour every week, making sure to dry your plant upside down before placing it back in its usual location - they can be prone to rotting leaves if water is left to gather at the base of the plant for long periods of time. In between these waterings, mist your plant every day to maintain some humidity around it. Fun fact about these guys: they are actually in the same family as Bromeliads!

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