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Tillandsia aeranthos

Distributed in southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina at altitudes from 0 to 200 m.

Epiphytic (Trees, Shrubs).

Tillandsia aeranthos

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) aeranthos (Loiseleur) L. B. Smith (1943)

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] April - May, for 2 weeks
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 10 - 15 cm (W) x 5 - 7 cm (H)
  • Very sturdy species. High degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Blooms every year under good condition, and propagates well.
  • Slender type is probably a hybrid with T. bergeri..

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 very well. Blooms every year. 2 pups grow from a foliage every 1-2 years.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Very low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well although blooming frequency is lower. A dispatched foliage blooms once every 2 years, and a clump every year.

Cultivation Log

  • Mar. 2019 Inflorescences began to grow.

  • Apr. 2018 It bloomed.
  • Apr. 2018 Inflorescences began to grow from 2 foliages of the clump.

  • May 2017 It bloomed.
  • Mar. 2017 Inflorescences began to grow from 3 foliages of the clump.

  • July 2016 2 offsets from each foliage, 8 offsets as a whole, began to grow from the base of the each inflorescence.
  • May 2016 It bloomed.
  • Mar. 2016 Inflorescences began to grow from all foliages of the 4-foliage clump.

  • July 2015 4 offsets of the clump have grown up to the same size as the original foliages.

  • July 2014 2 offsets began to grow from the base of the each inflorescence.
  • May 2014 Branched 2 foliages began to bloom at the same time.

  • July 2010 2 offsets began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • May 2010 It bloomed.

  • July 2008 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • May 2008 It bloomed
  • May 2008 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Jan. 2007 The offset became the same size as the original foliage.

  • July 2006 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • Apr. 2006 It bloomed
  • Apr. 2006 A bright red inflorescence began to grow.

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.

  • Apr. 2003 Bloomed and an offset began to grow. The offset grows slowly.
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