The name “Spanish moss” actually originated as “Spanish beard”. Native American tribal people called it “itla-okla”, which meant “tree hair”. Some French thought that it resembled a conquistador’s long beard and began calling it “Barbe Espagnol”, or Spanish beard.
Over time, Spanish beard became Spanish moss, what it’s most commonly known as today.
As they are an air plant, they don't need any soil. And will happily grow hanging anywhere in your home.
Caring for these guys is easy.
Mist them once every two weeks, preferably with rain or pond water. The muddier the water the better.
Shake off any excess water and put them in a bright spot for at least 4 hours. This is key, as dampness is the main foe of an air plant. T
These little guys are perfect to pop in a small hanger or place on a holder.
Approx 60cm long.