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Tectorum Air Plant

Tillandsia

$12.00

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  • Pet Safe:Yes

Tillandsia tectorum is a fuzzy-leaved plant growing in the high mountains in the Andes in Ecuador and seaside wastelands in Peru. These plants grow in or on rocks and collect their moisture from low-hanging clouds in high elevations. Their botanical name 'tectorum' means roof because they flourish on roofs in the Andes in Ecuador. Their many trichomes make them drought tolerant and easier to take in needed moisture and nutrients in the air. Instead of dunking in water, mist weekly or less in cooler climates. Add bright, indirect light and airflow, and they will thrive for you! 

They will produce lovely reddish-purple bracts that make tiny pale lavender blossoms. Over time, they will grow pups and clump together or can be separated once the pups reach half the size of the mother plant.

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Tectorum Air Plant
About Tectorum Air Plant

Tillandsia genus is in the Bromeliad family of plants. Their famous cousin you eat for refreshment is the pineapple! Interestingly, they get their moisture needs and nutrients from the air!

Care Level:

Some care required.

Pet Friendly: Yes

Safe for pets.

Origins: Central and South America, Mexico, southern United States.

Central and South America, Mexico, southern United States.

Fun Facts: Air plants are a ...

Air plants are a variety of Epiphytes, indicating they don't need soil to grow. They support themselves with their roots on a tree or other plant but aren't considered a parasite. The plant's nutritional uptake is from the humidity in the air.

Tectorum Air Plant

Great For People Who…

  • Great for people with pets
  • Great for people who like to hang their plants
  • Great for people who love to share plants with their friends
  • Great for people who like fun projects
Tectorum Air Plant

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with high humidity environment or climate
  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light
  • Great for spaces that have need lush decor
  • Great for spaces with tabletops and desks

Tillandsia Care Guide

Tectorum Air Plant

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