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Tillandsia filifolia

Distributed in Mexico to Costa Rica at altitudes from 100 to 1,300 m.

Tillandsia filifolia

Tillandsia filifolia Schlechtendal and Chamisso (1831)

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] June, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Pale purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 4 - 15 cm (W) x 5 - 10 cm (H)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Blooms every 2 years, and propagates well growing 1 - 4 pups after flowering.
  • Sensitive to the direct sunlight and easy to sunburn.

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 tends to become smaller by blooming repeatedly. It seems better to water more frequently.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Mar. 2019 inflorescences began to grow from 2 foliages of the clump.

  • Sept. 2018 Another offset began to grow at the base of the oldest foliage. The clump comprises 3 foliages.
  • June 2018 Roots began to grow.

  • Dec. 2017 2 roots began to grow.

  • Sept. 2016 3 offsets began to grow at the base of the inflorescence. The offset at the base of the foliage is still growing.
  • Aug. 2016 2 roots began to grow.
  • June 2016 It bloomed.
  • Feb. 2016 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Oct. 2015 An offset began to grow at the base of the foliage without flowering.
  • July 2015 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Dec. 2007 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • June 2007 It bloomed.
  • Mar. 2007 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Sept. 2006 The foliage bloomed in JUN 2003 died and was removed.
  • Aug. 2006 A root began to grow.

  • Oct. 2005 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • June 2005 It bloomed.
  • Apr. 2005 The inflorescence divided into 3 branches.
  • Jan. 2005 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • 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.

  • June 2003 An offset began to grow at the base of the foliage after it bloomed.
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