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Tillandsia brachycaulos

Distributed from Mexico to Panama at altitudes from 600 to 1,200 m.

Tillandsia brachycaulos

Tillandsia brachycaulos Schlechtendal (1845)



  • Turns bright red in the blooming period.
  • Similar species to T. velutina and T. abdita.
  • True T. abdita is extremely rare and trichomes are on the surface of floral bracts of it. Most of plants dealt as T. abdita are T. brachycaulos or T. velutina. Trichomes are not on the surface of floral bracts of T. brachycaulos and T. velutina. T. velutina grows a very short flower spike, whereas flowers of T. brachycaulos grow directly from the growing point.

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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Managed to grow but its condition is very bad. Watering should be more frequent.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Aug 2018 2 pups began to grow at base of the flower spike.
  • Jun 2018 It bloomed.
  • May 2018 A flower spike began to grow.

  • Jun 2017 Roots began to grow.

  • Sep 2016 A pup in a good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Oct 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Jun 2006 The two roots began to grow.

  • Jul 2005 The original foliage has died.

  • Dec 2004 The second pup began to grow.
  • Sep 2004 A pup began to grow.
  • Aug 2004 Its condition is very bad.
  • Aug 2004 The inflorescence died without blooming because of scale insects (Coccidea) or hot and humid weather.
  • Aug 2004 The flower spike has died. 40 days on which the temperature rises above 30 °C, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Jun 2004 A flower spike in ruby red color began to grow.

  • Dec 2003 The foliage become healthy. Tips of leaves turned red.
  • Sep 2003 Tips of leaves are dying.
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