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Tillandsia edithiae

Endemically distributed in Florida, Santa Cruz, Bolivia at an altitude of 2,500 m. It was described errously as distributed in Sorata, La Paz, Bolivia at altitudes from 750 to 2,700 m.

Lithophytic. Shady cliffs.

Tillandsia edithiae

Tillandsia (Allardtia) edithiae Rauh (1974)

Photographs

Features

  • [ Blooming ] June, for a week
  • [ Flower ] Red
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 7 cm (W) x 10 - 20 cm (H)

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 steadily.

Low watering frequency cultivation

It become smaller. Cultivation condition must be modified.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Aug. 2019 2 offsets began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • June 2019 It bloomed.
  • May 2019 The growing point bent laterally, and an inflorescence began to grow..

  • Dec. 2018 2nd offset began to grow at the base of the bottom leaf of the foliage. 2 offsets are growing at the bottom of the foliage, and another is growing at the base of the previous inflorescence.
  • July 2018 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • June 2018 It bloomed.
  • June 2018 A tiny offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • May 2018 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • May 2018 A root began to grow.

  • Oct. 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 It became smaller.

  • Feb. 2007 The size of foliage has not grown and the foliage is not healthy.

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

  • Apr. 2005 The growing tip was bulged.

  • 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.

  • Sept. 2003 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
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