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Tillandsia reichenbachii

Distributed in Bolivia and northwest region of Argentina at altitudes from 200 to 2,000 m.

Tillandsia reichenbachii

Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) reichenbachii Baker (1889)



  • [ Blooming ] June - July, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] Give off all days.
  • [ Blooming size ] 7 - 10 cm (W) x 7 - 10 cm (H)
  • 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 (3rd foliage)

  • June 2019 It bloomed.

  • Dec. 2018 Inflorescences began to grow from all foliages of the clamp.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Nov. 2018 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Aug. 2018 Many roots began to grow.

  • Sept. 2017 A root began to grow.
  • May 2017 2 offsets began to grow at the side of the growing tip.

  • July 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 The foliage began to grow again.

  • Sept. 2008 The growing point of the foliage turned brown and died. The foliage has only 3 leaves.

  • Oct. 2007 The foliage has 6 leaves.

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

  • Oct. 2005 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • July 2005 It bloomed.
  • Mar. 2005 An inflorescence began to grow from the 7-leaf foliage.

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

  • Nov. 2003 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • July 2003 It bloomed.
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