Medusae is an adorable plant feature layers upon layers of the prettiest silvery-green leaves, and adorable round shape. Tillandsia caput-medusae is a species of flowering plant in the bromeliad family, Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. Common names include octopus plant and medusae head. The thick, channeled, tapering and twisting leaves are up to 25 cm long and are covered in fine gray hairs. The rosette of leaves arise from an inflated pseudobulb. Pups are produced after blooming, as is usual with most Tillandsia species. In a greenhouse, the plants can bloom from spring to early summer. The red inflorescences are usually unbranched or digitate. Bright violet flowers are about 3.2 cm long with the stamens.