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Tillandsia crocata

Distributed in Brazil, Bolivia, and Uruguay at altitudes from 900 to 2,700 m.

Tillandsia crocata

Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) crocata (É. Morren) N. E. Brown (1882)



  • [ Blooming ] November, for 2 weeks
  • [ Flower ] Yellow
  • [ Fregrance ] Give off all day.
  • [ Blooming size ] 4 - 10 cm (W) x 3 - 7 cm (H)
  • Standard yellow flower species.
  • Feeble species. Low degree of high-temperature tolerance.

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 so far.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Small and yellow flower type. Could be kept only for 2 - 3 years. It is need to cultivate in cooler condition.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • June 2019 Roots keep growing.
  • Feb. 2019 Roots began to grow.
  • Jan. 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Aug. 2007 All of the foliages died.

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

  • Oct. 2005 Damaged by scale insects (Coccidea).

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • July 2004 Half of foliages died because of hot and humid summer condition.
  • June 2004 Many roots began to grow.

  • Nov. 2002 It bloomed.
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