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Tillandsia tectorum - Air Plant

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$ 22.00

Tillandsia tectorum is fluffy and lovable air plant, with textured leaves and a round shape. Each leaf is covered top to bottom with fuzzy white trichomes, which help the plant absorb water. The leaves change color dramatically to bright green when watered, and slowly change back to minty white as they dry. A slow growing and rare species, Tillandsia tectorum produces beautiful bright purple flowers upon maturity. The care for these is different from other air plants, but following the directions below will set you up for success!

Plant Size: approx 4-6"


 Light: Bright light, some direct is preferred
• Water: Instead of soaking these, tectorum prefer a thorough misting every 1-3 weeks. Soaking the plants could lead to rot. 
• Considerations: Do not overfertilize.


You'll get a healthy Tillandsia tectorum that meets our rigorous quality standards. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.

We include shipping box warmers at no charge as needed. Got questions? Check out our FAQ!

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Margaret B.
United States United States
So, so fuzzy!

This plant arrived in perfect condition and was packed so well it didn't even look like it had been shipped. I am always pleased with my orders from Pistil's and will continue to be a loyal customer.

Hilliary M.
United States United States

I am in love! Cutest air plant, great quality & in perfect health when it arrived!

Tami N.
United States United States
In Love!

I have never ordered plants on line but boy do I love my house plants! I am so glad I ordered these items especially the Tectorum Air Plant! The plants were packaged with care and arrived in excellent condition! They are very healthy and I love them all! The air plant perked up nicely in its forever home (after normal but minimal shipping trauma) and is one of my favorites!