Spanish Moss

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Scientific name: Tillandsia usneoides
Synonym: Old man's beard, Spanish Moss, French Hair, Spanish Beard, Black Moss, Long Moss, Vegetable Horsehair.

  • Fantastic decor piece¬†
  • Adds an extra dimension to your Urban Jungle
  • Easy Care
  • The ultimate hanging plant

Spanish Moss is a delicate silvery-grey stranded air plant that is often used as a hanging plant or decor item without soil.

As an epiphyte, or plant that grows on other plants, this beautiful flowering plant prefers warm humid conditions and indirect light. You can use them to add texture to a decorative piece or to a hanging plant display in your home or office. 

It is relatively easy to care for Spanish Moss, just be sure to keep it in bright, filtered light, and spray it daily to ensure it thrives. To give the plant enough water, it is recommended that you soak it in room temperature water once a week during the warmer months, and once every few weeks during the Winter.

Despite its name, Spanish Moss is found in America's growing on trees, in warm moist swamplands, soaking up moisture and nutrients from the air, and got its name from French Explorers who likened it to the beards of Spanish conquistadors.

Fun fact: Tillandsia Usneoides is not a Moss at all and is actually a relative of the Pineapple.

Try these styling tips to add that extra dimension to your Urban jungle:

  • It can be hung from curtain rails, an indoor tree of your choice, or even a stylish decor piece.
  • Add texture to a mounted plant, such as a Staghorn Fern.
  • On a warm, protected patio or balcony, hang from a trellis or balustrade.

    Follow these instructions to keep your Spanish moss happy and healthy

    • Light: Loves filtered bright light.
    • Water: Soak once a week for 15 minutes in a bucket of water, and hang up in a well-ventilated room to dry.
    • Humidity: Thrives in medium to high humidity and benefits from daily misting.
    • Fertilizer: Feed once a month with a 1/4 strength balanced liquid feed in its soaking water.

    Read up on our more Detailed Spanish Moss Care here.

    Please note: Tillandsia are non-toxic to pets and humans.

    We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

    Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
    No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

    Cape Town (Local) Same Day - orders before 11am
    R75 fee, order before 11am, delivery in afternoon *see qualifying suburbs below

    Cape Town & Surrounds
    R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

    Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
    R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

    Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
    R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).


    SAME DAY DELIVERY: CAPE TOWN - LOCAL (orders before 11am)

    > Orders before 11h00 are delivered same day
    > Orders after 11h00 are delivered the next day

    Available for Suburbs: Bakoven, Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Green Point, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, V+A, Foreshore, CBD, Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Gardens, Vredehoek, Zonnebloem, Woodstock, Salt River, Pinelands, Paarden Eiland.


    LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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    Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

    Nursery Pot (black plastic)

    Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

    8 - 10cm

    10 - 12cm 


    13 - 14cm

    14 - 15cm

    16 - 17cm

    18 - 20cm

    18 - 21cm


    26 - 30cm


    32 - 35cm


    36 - 40cm


    42 - 45cm

    Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

    Nursery Pot (black plastic)

    Basket Inner Diameter Size

    14cm - 15cm


    18 - 19cm












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