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Tillandsia bandensis

Distributed in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina at altitudes from 300 to 2,000 m.

Tillandsia bandensis

Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) bandensis Baker (1889)



  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Blooms every year giving off fregrance at night.

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 blooming every year.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well but the blooming period is once every 4 years.

Very low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Jul 2018 It bloomed.
  • May 2018 Flower spikes began to grow from the all foliages.

  • Jul 2017 It bloomed.
  • May 2017 Flower spikes began to grow from the all foliages.

  • Nov 2016 A seed pod began to grow.
  • Sep 2016 It bloomed.
  • Aug 2016 Flower spikes began to grow.
  • Jul 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Apr 2008 A seed pod began to grow.

  • Jul 2007 It began to bloom.
  • Jun 2007 Flower spikes began to grow from some foliages 4 years after the last flowering.

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

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

  • May 2003 Pups are growing after it bloomed.
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