Tillandsia tectorum

Tillandsia tectorum

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Air plants are a classic plant for those who dislike dirt! Fast becoming a fantastic addition to any modern home, these live plants are low maintenance and easily kept alive in a terrarium. Misting every few days is suggested, as well as an occasional soak for about 30 minutes. When soaking is done, shake out any excess water and allow to dry upside down for at least 4 hours. For more detailed information, visit the blog post entitled "Air Plants- Tillandsia." An information card will also be sent with your order.

Not many air plants have such impressive trichomes as Tillandsia tectorum. Trichomes are the fuzzy looking structures. In air plants, they help to increase surface area to help the plants absorb more water than their smooth air plant relatives. They also provide some sunscreen. Tillandsia tectorum tolerates much drier and brighter conditions because of the trichomes that give it such an interesting visual texture. Soak this species once every two or three months to lower the chances of rot. If kept in a terrarium, soak even less.