Air Plant (Tillandsia tectorum) in the Air Plants Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Narrow leaves covered in whitish hairs (trichomes)
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

Newly acquired Tillandsia tectorum

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Location: At home - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2017-04-30 - SpringNewly acquired Tillandsia tectorum
By tarev
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Location: HomeDate: 01/20/19'Ecuador'
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Comments:
Posted by sejod (Washington - Zone 6a) on Feb 7, 2019 5:30 PM

Culturing tectorum: Do not submerge this species in water or let it remain wet for any length of time. It likes to be misted lightly daily in a drier climate if there isn't sufficient dew in the morning or a mid level of humidity. It needs to dry rather quickly, so a light to medium mist is sufficient. They require more light than other species due to so much of it being reflected. Direct sunlight in window settings are appropriate for tectorum.

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tarev On April 29, 2017 Obtained plant
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