Roof Air Plant
Tillandsia tectorum

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tillandsia (til-LAND-see-uh) (Info)
Species: tectorum (tek-TOR-um) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brea, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 24, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Synonyms are:Tillandsia argentea K.Koch & Verschaff.
Tillandsia rupicola Baker
Tillandsia saxicola Mez
Tillandsia tectorum forma gigantea L.Hrom.
Tillandsia tectorum var. globosa L.Hrom.
Tillandsia tectorum var. viridula L.Hrom
This Tillandsia grows on rocks (lithophyte) and is native to the high Andes of Peru and Ecuador.