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Tillandsia baileyi

Distributed from State of Texas, USA to Nicaragua at altitudes from 0 to 1,080 m.

Epiphytic (Trees), expecially Southern live oak and Texas ebony.

Tillandsia baileyi

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) baileyi Rose in Small (1903)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 0.5 - 1 cm (W) x 10 - 15 cm (H)
  • It easily forms clumps by growing many pups all the time.

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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows and pups very well but is reluctant to bloom.

Cultivation Log

  • May 2019 It keeps growing.

  • June 2018 Roots began to grow.

  • Nov. 2017 The condition is not good because of shortage of water.

Cultivation Log

  • July 2008 Roots grew very long.

  • July 2007 Roots began to grow.

  • Nov. 2006 The center of the foliage turned pale red.
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.

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

  • Oct. 2003 The biggest offset made offsets but there are no sign to bloom.

  • Nov. 2002 Offsets began to grow at the bases of all leaves.
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