Tillandsia Usneoides (Spanish Moss)
The Tillandsia Usneoides, also known as Spanish moss, is a plant without roots from the epiphyte family. This plant gets its water and nutrients through its leaves from the (moist) air and raindrops. The Tillandsia Usneoides has curly grayish and long down-growing leaves that mostly hang over the branches of trees. The beauty of this kind is that it spreads itself and living area by the help of Mother Nature. Mainly by wind or birds, this air plant is being moved and spread to other branches for example and so continues to develop and grow in other places.
The Tillandsia Usneoides mostly lives in tropical areas with high humidity and under the right circumstances can grow to a length of 1 to 2 meters! The original habitat of this plant ranges from Argentina to southeastern United States.
For years, Corsa Plant has been growing Tillandsia Usneoides at the nursery in De Lier. Therefore, we can deliver you this beautiful air plant in different lengths and for different prices (see sizes below):
Different sizes info:
Medium: height 50/60 cm
A common misunderstanding about air plants, is that they do not need any care at all. Unfortunately, this is not true. Though, relatively they do require very little care. Originally, air plants are able to live from the humidity in the air, which is why they are called so. It is a very strong type of plant, needing less care than most of the other type of houseplants. Air plants have little fuzzy grey/white hairs on their leaves, which are called trichomes. Via these structures, they are able to get the needed nutrients from the air in a very effective way. The humidity in their native areas is much higher than here, which is why air plants do need some care!
How to care for air plants?
- Spray your air plant regularly / soak your air plant. Specific information can be found below.
- Put your air plant in a bright spot, preferably with air circulation as it needs to dry off after watering
- Protect your air plant from frosts at all times
- Protect your air plant from direct sunlight (indirect sunlight is the best)
Air plant in an open environment
In warmer months, it is perfect to spray your air plant once/twice a week. This can be done once every two weeks during colder months. Preferably spray your air plant with the Take Air plants care spray, which has the right fertilisers. It can also be done with water (preferably natural water, but hard water is also fine). Important is that air plants need time to dry off completely. In addition to regular spraying, soaking the air plants monthly is very much recommended. Feel free to read more about the ‘soaking method’ at the bottom of this page.
Air plant in open glass
Basically the same care as discussed above, applies to air plants in an open glass. However, it is very much recommended to get the air plant out of the glass once you spray it. Also, the advice is to let the air plant dry off completely before putting it in the glass again. Spraying with the Take Air plants care spray is preferred, whereas it is also possible with water (natural water is better than hard water/water from the tap). To further improve the health of your air plants, the monthly soaking method can also be applied here of which the details are discussed at the bottom of this page. Important is to always let your air plant dry off completely before putting it back in the glass.
Air plant in closed environment/closed glass
Once/twice a week, give your air plant a spray of water or preferably Take Air plants care spray (once/twice every two weeks during colder days). Put your air plant back in the glass once it has completely dried off. As air plants value air circulation, they could deteriorate more quickly when put in a closed environment, like a closed glass. Therefore, keep a good eye on the appearance of the air plant. Whenever you see that it’s losing colour or starts to look a little different/ less healthy, we recommend you to apply the soaking method. This method is discussed in detail at the bottom of this page. The most important thing after soaking, is to let the air plant dry off completely in an open environment with good air circulation and bright light (no direct sunlight). After the soaking method, you’ll find your air plant getting its strong and healthy look again, after which it could be put back into the glass. Whenever you see the same deteriorating process happen again, the process can be repeated.
To make your air plants even more happy, it is recommended to soak them monthly in a container with water (natural water is preferred over hard water). Your air plants will suck up the water for a period of time. After 30-60 minutes of soaking, the air plants like to be put in a bright spot with good air circulation to dry off completely. You’ll see the air plants getting their strong and healthy look after that. Very important is the drying off process.
To further help you with the soaking method, we have provided some visuals below:
Step 1: Soak your air plants in lukewarm water. Try to use filtered water or preferably rain water.
Step 2: Wait for 120-180 minutes.
Step 3: Gently shake off the water of your plants. Allow them to dry off completely.
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SHIPPING RATES IN THE UK
|Shipping service||Delivery time||Cost|
Click & collect
|Pick up in-store||
|1 - 3 working days||
£3.99 up to 5kg
£5.99 over 5kg
£8.99 up to 15kg
|1 - 2 working days||
£5.99 up to 2KG
£6.99 over 2KG
DPD Next day Courier
|1 working day||
£6.99 up to 2KG
£15.00 up to 20KG
(excludes ADA Mini range, DOOA Neoglass Airs & 10L Dennerle tanks)
|1-3 working days||£9.99|
Orders 20 - 30kg
Orders 31 - 40kg
1 - 3 working days
£15.00 up to 30KG
£20 up to 40KG
We currently charge a £20 flat fee for International Shipping. Once shipping is calculated you will be refunded the difference on the actual cost of shipping.
If you are ordering from Overseas, please note YOU ORDER AT YOUR OWN RISK. We are not responsible for loss, damage or undelivered packages, as we cannot guarantee the efficiency of overseas postal / courier services.
Returns and Exchanges
Ordered a new inline atomizer but it doesn't fit? No problem, just give us a quick call or email provided the item is not damaged in anyways, and we'll process your return or exchange immediately.
We also understand that sometimes products arrive and they aren't what you expected or you have changed your mind. Again, no problem, so long as you retain the packaging and the item is not damaged, we're happy to refund or exchange.
Please get in touch via email or phone within 14 days of your order arriving for all non-perishable returns / exchanges. For perishable goods, such as plants, please get in touch the same day they arrive.
+44 01603 761900
Damaged or Perished on arrival
We pride ourselves on the quality of our products, and will never knowingly send out sub-standard or faulty products. We use trusted shipping partners, Royal Mail and DPD, because in our experience they are the best. However, accidents do happen, especially when you are in the business of selling glass and plants!
Unfortunately, we cannot take responsibility for plants that perish or deteriorate once they are in your aquarium or terrarium - the reason is simple, all aquarium and terrarium set-ups are different, and all plants have different needs. Doing your research ahead of time is all part of the learning process, and we hope our website provides enough information for you to make an informed decision. If you need more information about a product, or are unsure if it will work with your set-up, just get in touch, we won't bite!
Evolution Aqua (EA) Aquascaper aquariums are shipped directly from the manufacturers warehouse. Delivery is within 14 days, but normally sooner than this. There is an additional delivery charge on EA aquariums of £49.99 due to the size and nature of the product. You will receive a call to advise of a delivery date so you can be in to accept delivery.
All other aquariums can be shipped but may be classed in our 'Heavy Shipping' rate if the total order is more than 20kg.
Hardscape & other heavy materials
We pride ourselves on our extensive range of hardscape, but we understand it is not always possible to come and visit to touch and feel stone and wood in person. Please get in touch with us via phone (+44 (0) 1603 761900) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have a particular layout or shape(s) you are trying to source.
Given the nature of hardscape (ie it's heavy and expensive to ship!), we have had to cap free shipping at 20kg. The reason is simple, if a customer buys 3 x 15kg bags of gravel and 15kg of stone, this costs us over £50 to ship to you - meaning we make little, or nothing on your order - unfortunately, to stay alive as a business we do need to make a profit so we can carry on offering quality products to our customers.
More questions about shipping and returns? Drop us a line.
+44 01603 761900