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Tillandsia capitata var. domingensis

Distributed in El Peñón, Dominica at an altitude of 550 m.

Saxicolous. Limestone totally exposed to the sun.

Tillandsia capitata var. domingensis

= Tillandsia capitata

Tillandsia capitata Grisebach (1866) var. domingensis Rauh and Ariza Julia (1983)

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 7 cm (W) x 5 - 10 cm (H)
  • T. capitata having narrow and reddish purple leaves.
  • Leaves may turn green in short of sunlight.
  • This form of .T. capitata was described as a variety, domingensis, but it is considered as a synonym of T. capitata.

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.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Sept. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Aug. 2019 Roots began to grow.

  • Aug. 2018 Roots began to grow.

  • Nov. 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Feb. 2009 The foliage turned red as it is in a sunny place..

  • July 2007 The leaf bases at the growing point turned green.

  • Oct. 2006 The foliage turned red as it is in a sunny place..
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.

  • Oct. 2005 The foliage turned red as it is in a sunny place..
  • July 2005 The leaf bases at the growing point turned green.

  • Oct. 2004 The foliage turned red as it has been in a sunny place..
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • June 2004 The leaf bases at the growing point turned green.

  • Dec. 2003 The foliage turned red as it is in a sunny place..
  • July 2003 The leaf bases at the growing point are green.
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