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Tillandsia retorta

Distributed in Argentina.

Tillandsia retorta

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) retorta Grisebach (1879)

Photographs

Features

  • [ Blooming ] March, for 5 days
  • [ Flower ] Yellow with purple dots
  • [ Fregrance ] Give off at night.
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 4 cm (W) x 3 - 5 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 (2nd)

  • June 2019 Offsets began to grow at the base of the inflorescences.
  • Apr. 2019 Seedp pods began to grow.
  • Mar. 2019 It bloomed.

  • Nov. 2018 Inflorescences began to grow from 3 foliages of the clump.
  • Oct. 2018 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st)

  • Mar. 2009 It keeps growing.

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

  • Jan. 2005 Seed pods of the flower bloomed in March 2004 opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • May 2004 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Mar. 2004 It bloomed.
  • Feb. 2004 An inflorescence began to grow.
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