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Tillandsia pruinosa

Distributed in United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, West Indies, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil at altitudes from 0 to 1,200 m.

Tillandsia pruinosa

Tillandsia pruinosa Swartz (1797)

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] August - October, for 10 days
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 5 cm (W) x 7 - 10 cm (H)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • The foliage of standard variation of Tillandsia pruinosa is reddish and is smaller than that of white variation, Tillandsia pruinosa 'Colombia.

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 (2nd foliage)

  • July 2019 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • June 2019 The foliage bloomed in 2016 was removed as it died.

  • Dec. 2018 A seed pod began to grow.
  • Nov. 2018 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • Aug. 2018 It bloomed.
  • July 2018 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • May 2018 The seed pods from the flower in 2016 opened and seeds are scattered.

  • Dec. 2016 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Nov. 2016 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • Aug. 2016 A root began to grow.
  • Aug. 2016 It bloomed.
  • May 2016 The entire foliage turned red.

  • Oct. 2015 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 The offset has grown up to 1/3 of the original foliage.

  • July 2008 The foliage bloomed in 2004 died and was removed.

  • Oct. 2007 A new offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • July 2007 The growing point died.

  • Oct. 2006 The 2nd offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • July 2006 The foliage bloomed in 2002 died and was removed.

  • Oct. 2005 The foliage bloomed in 2000 died and was removed.

  • Dec. 2004 Leaves turned red.
  • Dec. 2004 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Aug. 2004 It bloomed.
  • July 2004 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • June 2004 The offset has grown to bigger than the original foliage. Roots began to grow.

  • Oct. 2002 It bloomed.

  • Aug. 2000 It bloomed.
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