The Fuzzy Snowball is an easy air plant to care for as long as you don’t over water it. It requires very little water and a lot of bright light. Mist with water (distilled is recommended) once per week and place in an area that receive bright light with some air movement. You can also place the Fuzzy Snowball under bright full spectrum lamp if you don’t have enough light. This is one of the few air plants that can handle full sun for most of the day and actually prefers it if you can provide it.
Please note that it is not recommended to soak this air plant as soaking can damage it.
Each Tillandsia is hand picked and cared for with love while waiting to meet it’s 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 Peru and Ecuador
• Bloom color: Light pink inflorescence with small purple flowers
• Small: 2-3 inches wide
• Large: 5-6 inches wide
The Fuzzy Snowball (aka: Tillandsia tectorum) is a very unique air plant because of its well, fuzzy, snowball like appearance. The little white “fuzzies” all over the air plant are called trichomes which is what they use to absorb moisture and nutrients from the air. Tectorums have the largest trichomes of all air plants and this is due to the fact that they grow in desert regions and therefore are very drought tolerant and need little water to survive. The larger the trichomes the less water the air plant needs and visa versa. This makes the tectorum an easy plant to care for. They prefer hot, sunny and dry situations but they will grow fine in a bright room. Display these lovely fuzzy air plants in a decorative dish, driftwood, rocks or just place directly on a shelf or end table.
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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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|Dimensions||5 × 5 × 5 in|
|Choose Fuzzy Snowball Size|
Small Tectorum: 3 in, Large Tectorum: 5-6 in
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