Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss is an epiphytic bromeliad native to the southeastern United States, as well as certain parts of Mexico, Central America, and South America. Despite its name, it is not a moss but rather a bromeliad that grows on trees and other surfaces. Spanish Moss is known for its unique appearance—long, gray-green threads that drape down from tree branches in hanging, ethereal curtains. The plant lacks traditional roots and absorbs nutrients and moisture from the air and rain.


SKU: N/A Category:

Additional information

Pot Size


Approx Height (incl pot)


Common Name

Spanish Moss

Latin Name (Plants only)

epiphytic bromeliad


Spanish Moss absorbs moisture and nutrients from the air and rain. In cultivation, misting the plant occasionally with water helps maintain its health. If growing indoors, consider placing it in a humid environment or misting it regularly.


Spanish Moss absorbs nutrients from the air and rain, so fertilization is typically not necessary. If desired, a diluted, bromeliad or orchid fertilizer can be applied occasionally.

Light Requirements

Spanish Moss thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sunlight. It is often found hanging from tree branches in its natural habitat, where it receives filtered sunlight.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is not toxic


Spanish Moss is adaptable to a range of temperatures. It can withstand both warm and cool conditions but should be protected from freezing temperatures.

As seen in...
Channel 4
Grand designs
Hertfordshire business awards