Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador XLarge
Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador XLarge
Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador XLarge
Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador XLarge
Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador XLarge
Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador XLarge
Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador XLarge
Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador XLarge

*Air plant only, cholla pot sold separately

The Tillandsia tectorum ecuador is a xerophytic low-maintenance plant that needs more direct light and less water than any other Tillandsia. Native to the arid Andes in Peru and Ecuador, this Bromeliaceae family member has its leaves adapted for extreme weather conditions. Thus, the dense fuzzy white trichomes reflect the ultra-violet rays in native conditions. This plant grows anywhere between 6 to 8 inches but can be shorter or taller depending on the growing needs. The air plant is lightweight due to its snowball appearance. This winter-dormant Tectorum Ecuador grows slowly at a snail’s pace with the potential to bloom anytime during the year.

Growth Rate
The Tectorum Ecuador air plant is hugely slow-growing.

Flowering
The light pink Tillandsia flower grows out of reddish bracts on a mature Tectorum air plant.

Watering and Feeding
Compared to all other Tillandsias, the Tillandsia tectorum ecuador demands less watering due to the presence of so many trichomes. Soaking in water is a big no. Misting once every third week is ideal. This plant should be completely dry within an hour of misting. In drier climates, the frequency of misting may be increased, and in a humid climate, it may be decreased.

Soil
No soil is required for the plant. An essential Tillandsia Tectorum care tip is surrounding your air plant with rocks, sand, sea glass, or shells but not moss or soil.

Hardiness
The Tillandsia tectorum ecuador air plant grows well in hardiness zones of 10 and above. It is crucial to note that these air plants cannot tolerate temperatures less than 30° to 40°F (-1.1° to 4.4°C).

Light
Another important Tectorum Ecuador air plant care tip is that the plant grows well in direct sunlight.

Propagation
Offsets at the base of the air plant necklace are the best way for propagation.

The beautiful snowballs of drought-resistant Tectorum Ecuador are exceptionally popular. With their marked distinct identify, your air plant collection will go a notch higher with these around.

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07/16/2022
Meredith S.
United States United States

Spectacular! My new favorite tillandsia!

When I opened the package, the plant looked a bit smooshed. But by the next morning, it had spread out all its leaves in perfect form and was in all its fabulous glory, even more beautiful & bigger than I’d originally hoped. I love to look at its leafy details in the sunshine atop a mini vase with a flared top. It would be a special gift for a plant lover. Thanks!!!

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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