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Tillandsia capitata

Distributed in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Tillandsia capitata

Tillandsia capitata Grisebach (1866)



  • Turns bright red in the blooming period and in sunny places.
  • Flowers are gorgeous but the blooming period is only 3-4 days.
  • There are many color variations such as trichome-covered silver form, yellow-blushing 'Yellow star', pink-blushing 'Peach', dul pink-blushing 'Salmon', deep red-blushing 'Red'.

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

Grows but the blooming interval is more than 3 years.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Jun 2018 A flower spike began to grow.
  • May 2018 The pup has grown to be the same size as the original foliage..

  • Aug 2017 The foliage turned green again.
  • Aug 2017 A pup began to grow at the base of a leaf near the bottom of the foliage.
  • Jul 2017 It began to bloom.
  • Jul 2017 A flower spike began to grow.

  • Nov 2015 A root began to grow.
  • Oct 2015 The pup became the same size as the original foliage.
  • Aug 2015 A pup began to grow.
  • Jul 2015 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • May 2008 Leaves turned green.

  • Dec 2007 Leaves are beautiful bright red.
  • May 2007 Leaves turned green.

  • Dec 2006 Leaves turned bed.
  • Oct 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • May 2006 Leaves turned green.

  • Dec 2005 Leaves are beautiful bright red.
  • Oct 2005 Leaves turned red.
  • Jan 2005 The bloomed foliage died.

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

  • Nov 2003 A pup began to grow.
  • Jun 2003 It bloomed.
  • A pup began to grow after flowering, and the original foliage died.
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