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tillandsia magnusiana

Poor Man’s Tectorum


This hardy air plant (aka: Tillandsia magnusiana) requires light to moderate watering and ample air flow. Place in partial sunlight or a bright room. Mist 2-4 times per week or soak once a week for a half hour. Always make sure the air plant is fully dry within 4 hours after watering. If placing inside a glass globe terrarium be sure to allow it to dry outside of the globe.

Each Tillandsia is hand picked and cared for with love while waiting to meet its new owner. Please Note that each Tillandsia will vary slightly in shape, size and color and can have small blemishes as they are real, living plants. We always inspect each one thoroughly to ensure that the plants are 100% healthy before sending.


• Native to Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras
• Bloom color: Purple


• 2-3 inches wide

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Poor Man’s Tectorum (aka: Tillandsia magnusiana) is a thin leafed super soft air plant that looks a bit like it’s more expensive counter part Tillandsia tectorum. It’s an easy care, beginner air plant. Display in shallow decorative dishes, on driftwood or by itself. Eventually it will start turning pinkish red in the middle and produce pretty purple tube flowers. A month or so after flowering you will start noticing tiny little air plants (pups) growing around its base.

New To Air Plants? Learn More!

What are air plants? Their technical name is Tillandsia and they are one of the few plants out there that don’t require dirt to thrive. They are epiphytes which means they use their roots as grabbers to attach to trees and rocks instead of using them in the dirt. Some air plant species actually do use their roots in dirt but there aren’t too many like that. Air plants receive nutrients through their leaves by way of tiny little trichomes. Water and air both can have the nutrients they need to thrive and grow bigger. Air plants are very slow growing compared to most other plants and you might not see any noticeable growth for a year or two! Air plants are also related to the more commonly known bromeliad which you will see quite often at nurseries or grocery stores.

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Additional information

Weight5 oz
Dimensions5 × 5 × 5 in
Choose Poor Man's Tectorum Size

Small 3"+, Medium 5"+


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