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Tillandsia arequitae

Distributed in Mexico, Paraguay, and Uruguay at altitudes from 200 to 1,900 m.

Epiphytic, Saxicolous.

Tillandsia arequitae

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) arequitae (André) André ex Mez (1896)

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] April - May, for a week
  • [ Flower ] White
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 4 - 7 cm (W) x 5 - 10 cm (H)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Propagates very well having a lot of pups after blooming.
  • Very beautiful large flowers.

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

Grows well. It seems more frequent watering is better.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • May 2020 A root began to grow.
  • Apr. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • July 2019 Roots began to grow.
  • Jan. 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • June 2008 Roots began to grow.

  • May 2007 Roots began to grow.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Sept. 2006 Tips of leaves are white.
  • Sept. 2006 The original foliage was removed as it died out.

  • Dec. 2005 The original foliage is dying, and offsets began to grow from bases of all leaves.
  • Aug. 2005 The tips of all leaves of the original foliage turned brown.
  • July 2005 Roots began to grow, and the third offset appeared.
  • Feb. 2005 The offsets have 4 leavesB

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • July 2004 2 offsets began to grow.
  • June 2004 Seed pods are growing.
  • May 2004 It bloomed.
  • Jan. 2004 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Oct. 2003 The number of leaves are increasing, although the bottom leaves are occasionally die out.
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