Spanish Moss | 50cm - People Plants
Spanish Moss | 50cm - People Plants
Spanish Moss | 50cm - People Plants
Spanish Moss | 50cm - People Plants
Spanish Moss | 50cm - People Plants
Spanish Moss | 50cm - People Plants
Tillandsia usneoides

Spanish Moss | 50cm

Regular price £14.00

1 in stock

A stunning, simple plant that provides jungle vibes with easy care.

Spanish Moss has an elegant, intricate tangle of pale, blue-ish green stems. Perfect for hanging alongside a bathroom mirror or window.

Known as an ‘air plant’ because of its lack of reliance on soil, Spanish Moss takes in all the water and nutrients it needs via tiny, hollow cells on its surface.

_ Arrives on a wire hook, ready for hanging
_ Highly unique, this is an attractive, easy-care plant
_ Doesn’t need soil or a pot
_ Versatile plant for placement on or with other plants

Next Working Day delivery

All plants less than 120cm in height will be sent out with DPD Next Working Day delivery. The cut off for Next Day delivery is 12pm, midday.

Plants less than 60cm in height = £6 next day delivery
XL plants (60-120cm in height) = £12 next day delivery

All orders for XXL plants (greater than 120cm in height) will be sent out by special courier delivery. We will contact you via email to confirm timings.

XXL plants (120cm+) £20 delivery

*** Please note this is currently for mainland U.K only *** 


If you live locally to us (with a Cornish postcode) during checkout you will have the option to collect your plant from our warehouse or from Open in St Agnes. This is done via your postcode so will only show with a Cornish postcode at checkout.

Loves to hang

In the wild, this plant naturally grows hanging off tree branches. Hang it off shelves or larger plants; there are lots of exciting ways to display it. You can also quickly move it without a fuss!

Moisture capture

The tiny white hairs on the surface of the leaves are meant to be there - these are what the plant uses to take in any moisture or nutrients needed, and you’ll notice them darken when the plant is wet.

Won't mind being forgotten

Happily tolerant of forgetfulness when it comes to watering. It can grow untended in a humid environment like a bathroom, although some deliberate waterings are always good to keep it happy and healthy.

Spanish Moss
Plant Bio

Native from the Southern United States, present through Central America and down into South America, alongside also growing in the Bahamas, and French Polynesia, growing in humid climates, hanging itself from tree branches above swamps or marshes. 

Interestingly, the specie name ‘usneoides’ translates to mean ‘resembling Usnea’, a genus of lichen - although bearing a slight similarity to the lichen, in colour and structure, they are almost completely unrelated.

This plant is part of the Bromeliaceae family, alongside pineapples! 

Other common names for this plant include:  Old Man’s Beard, Grandpa’s Beard

Care Tips

Light |
 Found growing under the canopy of trees, this plant naturally receives filtered sunlight through the leaves above. It will do best in consistently bright light at home, tolerating up to an hour of direct sunlight.

Water | Either a weekly submersion into room-temperature water or a thorough mist, ensuring the whole plant is covered - hooking it on the inside of the shower is a good trick too!

Humidity | Capturing necessary moisture through the surface of its leaves, Spanish Moss needs a humid environment like a bathroom.

Temperature | Spanish Moss is native to subtropical and tropical environments, where warmth and humidity are present - grow in temperatures of between 18-25 for the happiest plant.