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Tillandsia loliacea

Distributes in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina at altitudes from 200 to 1,500 m.

Tillandsia loliacea

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) loliacea Martius ex Schultes f. (1830)

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Features

  • Blooms and pups once a year, so this is a good species to enjoy life cycles of typical Tillandsia.
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Bear seeds easily by self-pollination.

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 very well. Same results as low watering frequency cultivation.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well. Possibly this species can be cultivated well even by very low watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (2nd try)

  • Nov 2017 Flower spikes began to grow.
  • Aug 2017 Pups began to grow.
  • Jul 2017 Seed pods began to grow.
  • May 2017 It bloomed.

  • Dec 2016 Flower spikes began to grow from more than 10 foliages of the clump.
  • Oct 2016 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Aug 2016 It bloomed.
  • Jul 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st try)

  • Jun 2009 The pup has grown to the same size as the original foliage.

  • Jul 2007 A pup began to grow.
  • Jun 2007 The seed pods by the flowers bloomed in April, 2006 opened and seeds were scatterd.
  • May 2007 It bloomed.

  • Dec 2006 A flower spike began to grow.
  • Oct 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Sep 2006 The seed pods by the flowers bloomed in April, 2005 opened and seeds were scatterd.
  • Jul 2006 A seed pod began to grow.
  • May 2006 A pup began to grow.
  • Apr 2006 It bloomed.

  • Dec 2005 A flower spike began to grow.
  • Jul 2005 The seed pods by the flowers bloomed in April, 2004 opened and seeds were scatterd.
  • May 2005 A pup began to grow.
  • Apr 2005 It bloomed.

  • Dec 2004 A flower spike began to grow.
  • Aug 2004 40 days on which the temperature rises above 30 °C, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Jul 2004 The seed pods by the flowers bloomed in May, 2003 opened and seeds were scatterd.
  • Jun 2004 The seed pods began to grow.
  • Apr 2004 It bloomed.

  • Nov 2003 2 flower spikes began to grow.
  • Jul 2003 2 pups began to grow.
  • May 2003 It bloomed.
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