Tillandsia Tectorums are some of the most unique air plants within the species of air plants. 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.
Tectorum plant care: It needs 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. Tillandsia Tectorum needs a lot of light to survive since the trichomes on top of the leaves reflect most of it. During summers, make sure to keep it under bright, indirect light as direct sunlight can damage the leaves. During the winter, this plant can be exposed to direct sunlight without any consequences.