Tillandsia tectorum Ecuador
Tillandsia tectorum Ecuador
Tillandsia tectorum Ecuador
Tillandsia tectorum Ecuador

Tillandsia tectorum Ecuador

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Origins: Ecuador

Bloom: Light pink to red inflorescence and bracts with pale violet and white flowers

Ideal for: Indoors or Outdoors, better outdoors due to need to a lot of light

Light: Partial to full sun

Water: Spray or dunk every 10 days, allow to dry within 6-8 hours.  Watch for water getting trapped deep in the lower leaves which can lead to rot.  Not recommended to soak tectorum

 

Tectorum is the "fuzziest" complex of tillandsia available.  The trichomes of these plants have stretched out to absorb as much moisture as possible in the dry climates they grow in.  These dense and elongated trichomes also protect the leaves from strong direct light during the summer months.  Tectorum should be treated like a cactus; strong light, infrequent watering, and sparse fertilizer