Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is not a moss but an epiphytic flowering plant that grows over trees, however it doesn’t leach nutrients from them. It is native in North, Central and South America and belongs to the Bromeliad family. In its natural habitat it colonized not only on trees, but also hangs on power lines, wires or stones.
Overall Spanish moss prefers bright but not direct light, high humidity and good air circulation. Spray it with water regularly but only when it seems dry as frequent watering when it is already moist can be detrimental.
|Area||Central & south America, Southern USA|