Tillandsia native to the high mountains of the Andes of Peru. This outstanding slow-growing species produces large and numerous silvery scales (trichomes) that are quite unique in the genus. It is cultivated on the roofs of the people from its original habitat, because it looks like a snowy tree. T. tectorum has a really impressive silhouette, lengthening while growing. Mist it only once a week.
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- You can put them under direct sun in summer. In winter, find a luminous place.
- Put them inside or outside in summer when the weather is fine. Can live in a wide range of temperature, from 15°C to 45°C.
- Just like for carnivorous plants, water them with rainwater or demineralized water. You can mist the leaves once a week, and make sure the plant gets dry quickly.
- In spring and summer, it is beneficial to feed them with orchid fertilizer diluted to a quarter once a month.