Tectorum Ecuador Air Plant

Tectorum Ecuador

The Tillandsia tectorum ecuador is a very unique, rare air plant. While they are smaller in size, they are sure to make a big impact with their fuzzy, snowball-like appearance which they get from their abundance of trichomes. The Tillandsia tectorum ecuador's trichomes not only give them their striking look, but also make them one of the most drought-tolerant air plants, and one of the few that can tolerate full sunlight.

Because of this Tillandsia's trichomes, they don't need the weekly soaks that most air plants require. Instead, these fuzzy friends like to be gently misted with water weekly or so. They prefer bright, filtered natural light and need good airflow in order to thrive.

Learn in-depth information about the tectorum ecuador in our article Tillandsia Spotlight: Tectorum Ecuador Air Plant. 

Amazing displayed on their own, in a terrarium, or with other air plants, these little Tillandsia are sure to make a statement. 

  • Bright to moderate indirect light
  • Water 2-3 times a week depending on        environment and species
  • Good air circulation
  • Temperatures between 50F-95F

For more in depth care instructions for air plants, please check out our air plant care page.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

I thought the air plants were very small for the price. I am disappointed.

Hi Joyce,

Thank you for your honest review. The Tectorum Ecuador plants are generally fairly small, and our price reflects the rareness of this particular air plant variety. We do apologize if your are unhappy with your plant. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Love this fluffy white with my Nativity from Peru!

What could be better for a Peruvian nativity than this cute Tectorum? These plants always arrive healthy and ready to charm!

Hi Victoria,

How lovely! We are so glad that you like the tectorum. Thank you for the great review :)


Amazing quality and such fast shipping! Thank you Air Plant Design Studio - your customer service is beyond exceptional! You will be my go-to for all future purchases!

Hi Angela!

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We hope you love your tectorum!

Best air plants!

Best quality plants I've ordered. I will definitely be ordering from here again.

Thanks so much Melissa! We are so happy that you love your plants!


I am extremely impressed with the service and quality of the plants I purchased from you. I intend to expand my collection from you.
Thank you for quality in all regards.

Hi Jack!

Thank you for your order and for your kind words. We are so glad that you like your tectorum plants. They're one of our favorites!