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Tillandsia cacticola

Distributed in Peru at altitudes from 300 to 2,300 m.

Tillandsia cacticola

Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) cacticola L. B. Smith (1954)



  • Feeble species. Relatively low degree of drought or high-temperature tolerance.

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 but their leaves die sometimes. It seems better to modify watering frequency and/or ventilation.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Aug 2018 A pup began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • May 2018 It bloomed.
  • Apr 2018 A root began to grow.
  • Jan 2018 A flower spike began to grow.

  • Apr 2017 Two roots are growing.

  • Dec 2016 A root began to grow.
  • Jul 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Apr 2009 Two roots grew up to 50 mm long.

  • Mar 2007 The foliage keeps growing.

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

  • Sep 2005 Leaves were damaged and turned brown.
  • Jun 2005 The foliage began to grow upward.

  • Dec 2004 A root began to grow.
  • Sep 2004 The center of the foliage turned brown and is dying.
  • Aug 2004 40 days on which the temperature rises above 30 °C, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Apr 2004 Roots began to grow, and the foliage began to grow upward.
  • Mar 2004 The growing point has died because of the scale insects (Coccidea), and recovered.

  • Nov 2003 It has grown to the same size as the original foliage.
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