Commonly known as air plants, the genus Tillandsia includes a diverse range of mostly epiphytic plants that, in their natural habitats, survive attached to other plants. Their lack of a substantial root system means they’re rarely grown in pots with soil, and instead are attached to cork bark or rocks, or can even be placed individually on a windowsill.
Tillandsia tectorum ‘Snow’ is a charming cultivar grown for its fuzzy appearance, provided by a dense layer of white trichomes on the surface. In its native range of Peru and Ecuador it grows on rock faces and outcrops, receiving very little in the way of nutrients and water.
For best results, grow Tillandsia tectorum ‘Snow’ in bright light out of direct sun. The only watering this species needs is a misting every few weeks, ideally with rainwater.
How to grow Tillandsia 'Snow'
- Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
- Hardiness: Tender
- Plant care: Avoid strong sunlight, brightspot-not direct sunlight, ideal for a bright conservatory, mist leaves regularly
Tillandsia 'Snow' and wildlife
Tillandsia 'Snow' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.
Is Tillandsia 'Snow' poisonous?
Tillandsia 'Snow' has no toxic effects reported.
No reported toxicity to Birds
No reported toxicity to Cats
No reported toxicity to Dogs
No reported toxicity to Horses
No reported toxicity to Livestock
No reported toxicity to People