Tillandsia tectorum 'Snow' is a variety of T. tectorum with extra fine trichomes or hairs that give the plant a 'snow like' appearance.
Tectorum meaning of the roof or sky alluding to the fact that Peruvians cultivated this plant on roofs of houses, which helped to reflect the sun's rays. This is a beautiful species with a round shape and silver leaves with a dense covering of fine hairs or trichomes giving the plant a very soft appearance. The flower spike is quite long and attractive with pink bracts and purple flowers.
This species is easy to grow if given high light levels or as much full sun as you can give it and only a light, regular misting, with quick drying or very good air-movement.
A stunning and unique Tillandsia, I recieved this plant in perfect condition from Andy, i'm very happy to have this in my new collection!
I've never seen a plant quite like this snowy tectorum and I'm thrilled to have it sat in my sunny kitchen, happily bathing in light. Like all the air plants I've purchased here, it arrived in fantastic condition - well packed in reams of tissue within a tough box. There were the clearest of care instructions included too.
This was one of a parcel ordered. Very good plants, service, packing and delivery. Recommended seller with very good range of Tillandsia.
Good sized healthy plant clearly adapted to life in a harsh environment. Mine is living amoungst cacti in full sun solely using moisture from the air for it's water requirements.
The plants arrive in fantastic condition. They were carefully packaged with details of how to care for them. I am extremely pleased with my purchases