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Tillandsia tectorum ‘Ecuador’

$20.00

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Tillandsia tectorum ‘Ecuador’ is hands down my favorite air plant! If a snowball were a plant it would be a T. tectorum ‘Ecuador’! In fact, in Ecuador these plants are often used to simulate snow in Christmas displays.

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Tillandsia tectorum ‘Ecuador’ is hands down my favorite air plant! If a snowball were a plant it would be a T. tectorum ‘Ecuador’! In fact, in Ecuador these plants are often used to simulate snow in Christmas displays. Don’t let the looks fool you though, this plant grows among cacti on rocky outcrops high in the Andes mountains where the environment is extremely unique. The climate is extremely arid and some of the only moisture that plants get to survive on is from low lying clouds that roll past. T. tectorum ‘Ecuador’ has adapted by growing the largest trichomes of any air plants in order to maximize water absorbing surface area– that’s what makes this plant oh so fuzzy. When in bloom T. tectorum ‘Ecuador’ will send out a red 1.5 foot fuzzy stalk of pale lavender flowers.

T.tectorum ‘Ecuador’ should be treated very much like a cactus. They grows best in full sun to partial sun and do best with infrequent watering and sparse fertilizing. It is important that you do not soak or dunk your T. tectorum ‘Ecuador’ as they are prone to rot. We recommend that you thoroughly mist every 2-3 weeks

Your specimen will be about 5-6 inches in diameter

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Shipping Policy

When shipping live plants, it is vital to ensure their well-being as extended transit times can result in etiolation (characterized by weak stems and leaves and yellowing/browning leaves). While etiolation is not a death sentence, it may affect the plant's aesthetic, and Petrichor of Pachamama strives to provide the best quality products. As such, we ship via USPS Priority Mail. We have partnered with Shippo to ensure that we find you the best shipping rates. Please note that shipping cost is automatically calculated based on the weight of your purchase. Given the nature of the products, we sell variations in weight from what is set as "default" for the products you add to your cart—as such, getting the weight of each order exactly correct is tricky. Petrichor of Pachamama guarantees that if you were overcharged on shipping, we will refund you the difference.


Petrichor of Pachamama is not responsible for lost packages once they leave our facility. You should direct delivery issues to the USPS.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Petrichor of Pachamama ship internationally?

At this time, Petrichor of Pachamama only ships within the United States (including FPO/APO addresses)

Are there any concerns with ordering plants in the summer months?

With summer comes sweltering heat for large swaths of the United States. Extreme heat waves can damage plants left under direct sunlight for more than an hour. It is the responsibility of the customer to retrieve the packages as soon as they are delivered to reduce the time the shipment is exposed to the elements. Petrichor of Pachamama is not responsible for and thus cannot providerefunds or exchanges for any damages incurred through the following:

  1. Failure to retrieve package in a timely manner 

Are there any concerns with ordering plants in the winter months?

Air plants come from regions that are not accustomed to freezing temperatures and thus risk damage if they are exposed to an extended period of temperatures below 38 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are ordering plants and live in a region of the United States that will experience low temperatures it is highly recommended that you add a UniHeat 72-hour heat pack (Here) to your order at an additional cost. Please note that adding a heat pack to your order when your average daytime temperature is above 38 degrees Fahrenheit may result in the arrival of heat stressed plants. Lastly, these heat packs are not guaranteed to keep your plants safe during extreme cold weather events. Please check your weather prior to ordering to determine whether or not you will need to include a heat pack. If you will be experiencing an extreme cold weather event please consider ordering when weather conditions are more favorable. It is the responsibility of the customer to retrieve the packages as soon as they are delivered to reduce the time the shipment is exposed to the elements. Petrichor of Pachamama is not responsible for and thus cannot providerefunds or exchanges for any damages incurred through the following:

  1. The failure to add a heat pack to your order when the weather warrants the use of one (average daytime temperature below 38 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. The erroneous addition of a heat pack when weather does not require the use of one (average daytime temperature above 38 degrees Fahrenheit)
  3. Packages delivered with or without a heat pack during cold weather events.

Refund Policy

Petrichor of Pachamama does not offer returns or refunds on orders as we take great care when packaging your order and only use quality shipping materials. In the event that you receive the wrong item, contact us immediately so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right. We are not responsible for lost or damaged packages once they leave our facility. Issues with delivery should be directed to the USPS. If you experience missing mail, missing mail information and forms can be found here: https://www.usps.com/help/missing-mail.htm


You can always contact us for any questions about our policies at petrichor.of.pachamama@gmail.com.

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