Tectorum Snowball Small
(Minimum Order 5)


SIZE: Small - approx 2"-3"

DESCRIPTION: Tillandsia Tectorums are some of the most trichome covered air plants that exist. They are known for their beautiful snowball appearance and exaggerated white look. Tectorum have a soft, fuzzy feel to them and are very lightweight.

Tectorum are amazingly drought resistant and can withstand more direct sunlight than even the most xeric plants, including Xerographica. These can get fairly large, we have had them the size of softballs before. If you follow care instructions carefully, you will find that your Tectorum will produce pups at their base and provide more for you to enjoy.

SPECIAL NOTE: Tectorum need less water than most air plants. When watering your Tectorum, only dunk the plant in water a few times once a week or so. They do not need to be submerged, but if you do submerge them, only put them in water for a quarter the amount of time as the rest of your Tillandsia.

Brachycaulos is a well known air plant for its deep green coloration and interesting growing patterns. This is a plant that prefers bright, indirect light and frequent waterings. You will notice that when your Brachycaulos comes into bloom, it will turn a shade of red (pictured) then return to green after its blooming cycle.


Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Genus: Tillandsia
T. tectorum