Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Roof Air Plant
Tillandsia tectorum

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By palmbob
Thumbnail #1 of Tillandsia tectorum by palmbob

By palmbob
Thumbnail #2 of Tillandsia tectorum by palmbob

By palmbob
Thumbnail #3 of Tillandsia tectorum by palmbob

By palmbob
Thumbnail #4 of Tillandsia tectorum by palmbob

By palmbob
Thumbnail #5 of Tillandsia tectorum by palmbob

By palmbob
Thumbnail #6 of Tillandsia tectorum by palmbob

By palmbob
Thumbnail #7 of Tillandsia tectorum by palmbob

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral olddude 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.

Regional...

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

Brea, California



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America