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Tillandsia castellanii

Distributed in Córdoba - San Luis, Argentina at altitudes from 1,000 to 3,000 m. Also distributed in Brazil?

Tillandsia castellanii

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) castellanii L. B. Smith (1934)

Photographs

Features

  • [ Blooming ] May, for a day
  • [ Flower ] Pale yellow
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 3 cm (W) x 3 - 5 cm (H)
  • Cleistogamous flowers are too tiny to be noticed.
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Bear seeds easily by self-pollination.

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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows and propagates well.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage)

  • Dec. 2020 Seed pods opended and seeds were scattered.
  • Sept. 2020 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Aug. 2020 Roots began to grow.
  • Apr. 2020 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • July 2009 Seed pods began to grow.
  • May 2009 Bloomed.
  • Apr. 2009 An inflorescence began to grow!

  • July 2008 Seed pods began to grow.
  • May 2008 Bloomed.
  • Apr. 2008 An inflorescence began to grow!
  • Feb. 2008 The seed pods of the flower bloomed in May 2007 began to scatter seeds.

  • May 2007 Bloomed.
  • Mar. 2007 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • July 2006 Seed pods began to grow.
  • May 2006 Bloomed.
  • Mar. 2006 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Jan. 2006 The seed pods of the flower bloomed in May 2005 began to scatter seeds.

  • July 2005 Seed pods began to grow.
  • May 2005 Bloomed.
  • Apr. 2005 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Feb. 2005 The seed pods of the flower bloomed in May 2004 began to scatter seeds.

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • May 2004 Seed pods began to grow.
  • May 2004 Bloomed.
  • Feb. 2004 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Oct. 2003 2 offsets began to grow.
  • Mar. 2003 Bloomed.
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