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Tillandsia ionantha var. vanhyningii

Distributed at Río Grijalva, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico.

Lithophytic (Limestone).

Tillandsia ionantha var. vanhyningii

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) ionantha Planchon (1854) var. vanhyningii M. B. Foster (1957)

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] April - May, for 2 weeks
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 4 cm (W) x 3 - 7 cm (L)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • The entire foliage turns pinkish red not only during the blooming period but also cultivating in the sunny places.
  • Tillandsia ionantha having long stems.

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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Very low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • June 2020 Roots began to grow.

  • May 2019 Roots began to grow.
  • Jan. 2019 Leaves began to turn red.

  • May 2018 Roots began to grow.

  • June 2017 2 offsets began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • May 2017 It bloomed.
  • Feb. 2017 The foliage turned red.

  • Dec. 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 It keeps growing.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • July 2006 Roots have grown long.

  • Oct. 2005 Many offsets always grow from the stem.

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.

Cultivation Log (Labeled as 'Escaposa')

  • Mar. 2009 It keeps growing.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Dec. 2006 Leaf tips turned beautiful pink.

  • Oct. 2005 It keeps growing longer.

  • Dec. 2004 Offsets dispatched from the original foliage.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.

  • May 2003 3 offsets began to grow around the flower after it bloomed.
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