Medusa Bromeliad

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  • Rare Plant With Showy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 9-12 inches
  • Pet Safe

The Medusa Bromeliad, or Neoregelia Medusa as it is botanically named, is an unusual houseplant that produces green and red leaves in a medusa-like form. Originating from the tropics, the Medusa Bromeliad can be grown as in a pot or epiphytically and will bring color to any indoor spot. 

Best Locations For Growing Medusa Bromeliad

Preferring high humidity levels, the Medusa Bromeliad thrives in a kitchen, bathroom or living room where it can receive bright, but indirect light. 

Medusa Bromeliad Sunlight Requirements

The Medusa Bromeliad grows best in a bright spot just as long as it doesn’t receive any strong direct sunlight, which can scorch the foliage. Diffused light from an east-or west-facing window is ideal. For more intense color, the plant can be placed in a slightly brighter position.

Medusa Bromeliad Care

The Medusa Bromeliad requires a free-draining soil that is kept moist and a warm environment. Placing the plant on a tray of wet pebbles and misting can help increase humidity levels. Dead and dry foliage can be removed by cutting at the base with a pair of clean and sharp scissors. The Medusa Bromeliad prefers a temperature of 60 to 80 °F and good ventilation. 

Watering Medusa Bromeliad

This bromeliad prefers its soil to be kept moist, but not wet, as a waterlogged soil can lead to root rot. The Medusa bromeliad has a central well, where water should be applied.Distilled or harvested rainwater at room temperature is recommended, as tap water may contain chemical compounds that can build up in the soil over time. 

Feeding Medusa Bromeliad

Medusa Bromeliad can be fed every four weeks from spring to autumn, using a diluted house plant liquid fertilizer.

Medusa Bromeliad Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 9-12 inches
Mature Spread: 4-7 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple
Flower Shade/Description: Pink with Purple
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description: Green and Red
Temperature: 50° - 90°F (10° - 32°C)
Humidity: Warm
Common Name: Medusa Bromeliad
Other Name(s): Medusa's Head
Scientific Name: Neoregelia 'Medusa'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Medusa Bromeliad Show Reviews

  • 5
    amazing color combination

    Posted by Marianne Ingram on Dec 15, 2022

    I am in love with my new Medusa Bromeliad and am so excited to work on making it flourish. It’s bright red color sitting on top is just amazing.