Old Man's Beard Sea Urchin
Spanish moss has to be the world's easiest plant to grow. an 'Air Plant', also called old man’s beard or, if you want to get technical, Tillandsia usneoides. Spanish moss is in the Bromeliad family though you’d never guess that by its looks, and it’s a native of the Americas. Spanish moss grows on the branches of trees and shrubs, but it’s not a parasite. It just hangs over them, growing longer and longer. When the wind gets up, bits of it break off and, if that part is blown onto another branch, it starts to grow there. It also reproduces from seeds produced after the tiny, greenish flowers are pollinated. With no roots Spanish moss has to absorb all its moisture and food through its leaves. Rain supplies both water and some dissolved nutrients and there is always the odd bird or animal dropping and wind- blown dust to help sustain it.
If you're growing Spanish Moss inside, it's care is as easy as this: spritz with water occasionally, and once a fortnight submerge in water completely and leave it to soak for 5-10 minutes. Let it dry completely on a towel by the window before returning it to its home filled with bright, indirect light. If Air Plants are not allowed to dry completely, they are susceptible to rot, so this is something to keep an eye on.
Mist occasionally and submerge fortnightly
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