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Tillandsia capitata

Distributed in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba, Dominica at altitudes from 800 to 1,000 m.

Tillandsia capitata

Tillandsia capitata Grisebach (1866)

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] June - July, for 4 days
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 10 - 15 cm (W) x 10 - 15 cm (H)
  • 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)

  • July 2019 It bloomed.
  • June 2019 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Feb. 2019 The foliage bloomed in 2018 turned reddish.

  • Aug. 2018 An offset began to grow at the base of a leaf near the bottom of the foliage.
  • July 2018 It bloomed.
  • June 2018 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • May 2018 The offset has grown to be the same size as the original foliage..

  • Aug. 2017 The foliage turned green again.
  • Aug. 2017 An offset began to grow at the base of a leaf near the bottom of the foliage.
  • July 2017 It began to bloom.
  • July 2017 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Nov. 2015 A root began to grow.
  • Oct. 2015 The offset became the same size as the original foliage.
  • Aug. 2015 An offset began to grow.
  • July 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 red.
  • 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 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.

  • Nov. 2003 An offset began to grow.
  • June 2003 It bloomed.
  • An offset began to grow after it bloomed, and the original foliage died.
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