Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador
T. tectorum is a lithophytic bromeliad native to Peru and Ecuador. It is found within high elevations among the rocky cliffs of the Andes. The leaves are covered in long, white, velvety trichomes, which capture water and nutrients from the air. This fuzzy plant favors a dry climate and very bright light. It grows well indoors, close to a window. The inflorescence is a soft pink with tubular violet flowers. Pups may emerge at the base of the plant.
Sizes are measured by diameter.
Light: High light. May tolerate direct sunlight. Avoid super hot or intense afternoon light.
Water: Quickly dunk or thoroughly spray, then shake out any excess water and allow good air circulation. Soaking too long may discourage fuzzy growth.