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Tillandsia gardneri

Distributed in Colombia and Brazil at altitudes from 0 to 1,600 m.

Tillandsia gardneri

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) gardneri Lindley (1842)



  • Needs ventilation. Relatively low degree of humidity tolerance.
  • There is a purple color variety, T. garneri var. rupicola.

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. Few leaves at the bottom of leaves die.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Managed to keep the foliage. Leaves at the bottom of leaves die frequently.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Jun 2018 Seed pods began to grow from almost all flowers in the flower spike.
  • May 2018 A pup began to grow at the base of the flower spike.
  • Apr 2018 It bloomed.

  • Dec 2017 A flower spike began to grow.
  • Jun 2017 A root began to grow.

  • Sep 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Jun 2009 The growing point died.

  • Mar 2008 Roots are growing.

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

  • Oct 2005 Leaves does not increase because the some numbers of leaves at the bottom of the foliage die as the new leaves at the growing point.

  • Oct 2004 Tips of leaves turned reddish.
  • Sep 2004 Roots are growing.
  • Aug 2004 40 days on which the temperature rises above 30 °C, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
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