T. Tectorum Small

A spiky round ball with very feathery silver-white leaves and a distinctive air; it seems to float above its resting place like a ball of fluff. Unlike most Tillandsia species, it thrives in areas of low humidity and high sunlight in its native Peru and Ecuador, and needs less water as a houseplant. Produces a reddish-purple spike with pale lavender flowers.

Tillandsia are epiphytes that live high in the branches of trees and far from any soil, gaining their common name of Air Plants. They thrive in bright indirect light, preferably close to an eastern or western window. We recommend watering all Tillandsia two to three times a week to establish a consistent watering schedule. Gently spray them in the sink or shower, first right side up, then upside-down. Allow them to drain upside-down for at least an hour before returning to their display location.