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Tillandsia achyrostachys

Endemically distributed in Mexico at altitudes from 690 to 2,400 m.

Epiphytic (Trees).

Tillandsia achyrostachys

Tillandsia achyrostachys É. Morren ex Baker (1889)

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] February - March, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Green
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] ca. 20 cm (W) x 20 cm (H)
  • Large and beautiful flower spikes.

Cultivaton tips

Informations summarized here are based on our experiences, and TrekGEO does not guarantee the results by cultivating in the same or similar conditions described here. Even a species of Tillandsia differs substantially between individuals, and is very sensitive in changes of environments. Applicatons of any idea inspired by this site should be at your own risks.

Very high watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Low watering frequency cultivation

It could be cultivated only for a year and leaves are lost one by one. Probably more water is required.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Nov. 2019 The floral bracts of the spike began to turn red.
  • Aug. 2019 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Feb. 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Sept. 2008 It was lost.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.

  • Apr. 2005 5 leaves at the center of the foliage turned green.

  • Sept. 2004 It has not grown at all.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Apr. 2004 There are only 7 leaves. Very slow to grow.

  • Aug. 2003 The original foliage died remaining an offset. The new offset has only 5 leaves.

  • Feb. 1998 It bloomed.
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