Tillandsia tectorum Plant profile No.9

Tillandsia tectorum is a fascinating Tillandsia species, it is covered in very fine hair like trichomes giving it a fuzzy appearance. When it was first described to science it had been seen growing on roofs of local Peruvian homes and so it was given the name tectorum meaning roof or sky in Latin/Greek. 

There are many different forms of Tillandsia tectorum. 

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