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Tillandsia polystachia

Distributed in Mexico, Central America, West Indies, Bolivia, Brazil at altitudes from 0 to 1,800 m.

Tillandsia polystachia

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) polystachia (Linnaeus) Linnaeus (1762)

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] June - August, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 4 - 6 cm (W) x 10 - 20 cm (H)
  • T. belloensis is often labeled as T. polystachia.
  • There are such differences from T. belloensis as: The bracts do not cover the flower spikes. The bracts of the inflorescence are not pendulous. Leaves have less trichomes and it has a shiny luster.
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.

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.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • May 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Feb. 2009 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Jan. 2009 The growing point of the foliage turned red.

  • Jan. 2008 An offset began to grow at the bottom of another foliage.

  • Sept. 2007 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • July 2007 Seed pods opened and seeds were scattered..

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Aug. 2006 Seed pods began to grow.
  • June 2006 It bloomed.
  • Apr. 2006 The inflorescence began to branch.
  • Mar. 2006 The inflorescence began to grow.

  • Dec. 2005 The growing point of the foliage turned red.

  • Sept. 2004 The original foliage died and was removed.
  • Sept. 2004 Offsets keep growing. 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 2 offsets began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
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