Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador is an easy care air plant with a beautiful bright fuzzy white appearance. Tectorum developed large trichomes to reflect the strong ultraviolet light in its natural habitats (in Ecuador and Peru) as well as help the plant catch airborne nutrients. Its open form makes it easier for the plant to dry after experiencing a heavy rain, preventing the leaves from being saturated for an extended amount of time, which negatively affects its 'breathing' process.
Ecuador Tectorum produces pale pink flowers on tiny purple inflorescence.
All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
Tectorum requires more sunlight than other species because so much of it is reflected by the trichomes. Therefore, direct light is recommended.
No soil is needed. Sand, sea glass, rocks, pebbles & bark chip can be used instead of soil.
Mist your Tectorum every 1-3 weeks. Give it a little shake off afterwards to make sure water doesn't collect in the bottom leaves to prevent rot.
Your plant will be meticulously bubblewrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Most 2" plants are shipped in their original plastic pot with soil. Fragile and big 4" plants are shipped bareroot to ensure their safety. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied).
Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging. We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you.
Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.