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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 ] Spring, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Pale purple
  • [ 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 An inflorescence began to grow from the largest offset.

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

  • Dec 2017 2 roots began to grow.

  • Sep 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.
  • Jun 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.
  • Jul 2015 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Dec 2007 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • Jun 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.
  • Sep 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.
  • Jun 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.

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