Paleacea X Tectorum Air Plant

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  • Flowering Air Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 4-5 inches
  • Pet Safe

Paleacea X Tectorum Air Plant has greenish-purple foliage, with pale purple flowers.This air plant is both beautiful and very easy to care for. It prefers humid conditions with indirect or filtered light. It is a quick growing plant that comes from Mexico and Central America. 

Best Location For Growing Paleacea X Tectorum Air Plant

This hardy air plant does not rely on soil or roots to grow. The root system only serves a function of anchoring the plant. This makes them an excellent choice for areas where soil is scarce or unavailable. This beautiful air plant will add interest to any room or patio.

Paleacea X Tectorum Air Plant Sunlight requirements

This air plant prefers indirect or filtered light. Too much direct sunlight will scorch the leaves of Paleacea X Tectorum Air Plant. With the proper light, this air plant will present pale purple blooms and then multiply soon after.   

Paleacea X Tectorum Air Plant Care

As an air plant, it absorbs moisture and nutrients through its leaves. It attaches easily to most any substrate and produces pups from the primary system within a few months. Paleacea X Tectorum requires a temperature range from 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit. It is easily propagated by separating the new growth from the mother plant with a gardening knife. 

Watering Paleacea X Tectorum Air Plant

This plant should be misted once or twice per week and submerged for 10-15 minutes per week. Be sure to drain excess water from the air plant by placing it upside down on a towel or gently shaking it. 

Fertilizing Paleacea X Tectorum Air Plant

Air Plants do well with a very diluted all-purpose fertilizer as a foliar spray or added into its water bath. Doing this once per month during the spring and summer will be beneficial for the Paleacea X Tectorum Air Plant’s growth.

Paleacea X Tectorum Air Plant Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Above Average - Water-loving. Mist 3-4 times a week or soak twice a week.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 4-5 inches
Mature Spread: 3-4 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Shade/Description: Dark Purple Flowers
Fragrant:
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)
Humidity:
Common Name: Paleacea X Tectorum Air Plant
Other Name(s): Air Plant
Scientific Name: Tillandsia paleacea x tectorum
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.