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Tillandsia chlorophylla

Distributed in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico (Chiapas) at altitudes from 150 to 400 m.


Tillandsia chlorophylla

Tillandsia chlorophylla L. B. Smith (1938)



  • [ Blooming ] May - June, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 10 cm (W) x 10 - 30 cm (H)
  • Grows fast by proper watering.
  • It is easily damaged by scale insects.
  • It looks like Tillandsia foliosa but the floral bracts are short.

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 but it seems better to water more frequently.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Aug. 2020 A root began to grow.
  • July 2020 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Oct. 2007 The offst died, too.
  • Aug. 2007 The original foliage died.

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

  • May 2005 It bloomed.
  • May 2005 The inflorescence began to branch and turned red.
  • Mar. 2005 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Mar. 2005 Leaf tips died back because of the machine oil used to remove scale insects.
  • Feb. 2005 The number of leaves increased in a short time. Young yellow-green leaves are spreading out.
  • Jan. 2005 The original foliage died and removed.

  • Sept. 2004 Many roots began to grow.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • June 2004 Roots began to grow,
  • Apr. 2004 Growing faster.

  • Nov. 2003 The inflorescence was removed as many scale insects (Coccidea) are on it. An offset began to grow at the base of the foliage.
  • Nov. 2003 Bloomed.
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