Tillandsia Tectorum "From the Roofs"
Tillandsia Tectorum, rare and hairy plant
Characteristics of the plant :
Beautiful plant that looks like a snowball. It sublimates any support.
It is hairy and absorbs a lot of moisture from the air.
Tillandsia size :
Size S: approx. 8 cm
Size M: approx. 10 cm
Size L: approx. 10 cm
Size XL: about 15 cm
Tillandsia Tectorum can grow up to 30 cm.
Tillandsia Tectorum flowers:
The bract is purple.
The flowers are blue.
Plant distribution :
From southern Ecuador to central Peru.
Habitat of Tillandsia:
It clings to rocks and trees from 1000 to 2700 m above sea level..
How the plant is grown :
When suspended, simply place it or fix it in a sunny place.
If you have the possibility, it will appreciate being put outside in the spring.
In Mediterranean regions, it can be grown outdoors all year round.
We advise you to read the care and cultivation advice HERE as the advice is to be adapted to your environment.
As a precaution, if they are outside, bring them in below 10-12°C.
It needs a sunny environment or even full sun, so don't hesitate.
Watering Tillandsia :
In summer, spray every 3 weeks. If it is very hot, spray once every two weeks.
In winter, spray once a month. Be careful, if there is a lot of heating, you will need to spray more often.
Maintenance of Tillandsias
No need to spray, except in dry summer (spray as indoors).
Use mineral water.
Once a month in summer, once every 2 months in winter, dilute orchid fertiliser in the irrigation water (one part fertiliser to 3 parts mineral water).
It is a plant that needs to be well ventilated, it must dry quickly.
Decoration ideas, gift ideas
Like all epiphytic plants, it lives without soil and the possibilities for decoration are endless.
They can therefore be placed in hanging gardens, fixed to a plant wall, or placed in Japanese gardens or shells, for example.
As the daughters of the air are rootless, they can be placed wherever you want, fixed on fishing nets, frames, vine stocks or even on driftwood to make a plant frame.
The different varieties can be used to decorate the whole house: living rooms but also bathrooms for the varieties that love humidity.
Some use them to decorate terrariums and vivariums because they are not toxic for either humans or animals.
We also have many requests to decorate hotels, restaurants, guest rooms, wellness salons but also receptions, galas and weddings.
You will find exotic pods and seeds from the forest or mobiles to create fairy-tale decorations on créa-land.com.