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Tillandsia recurvata

Distributed from United States, Mexico, Central America, West Indies to Argentina, Chile.

Tillandsia recurvata

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) recurvata Linnaeous (1762)



  • Relatively low degree of drought tolerance. Good ventilation is also necessary.

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

Managed to keep the foliage only for 5 years. Hopefully this plant can be cultivated better by the very high watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Sep 2018 It bloomed.
  • Aug 2018 Flower spikes began to grow.

  • Dec 2017 A seed pod began to grow.
  • Oct 2017 It bloomed.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Dec 2008 It died.

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

  • Oct 2005 Its condition is not good.
  • Jan 2005 Roots 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 A flower spike began to grow.

  • Jul 2003 It bloomed.
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