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Tillandsia retorta

Distributed in Argentina.

Tillandsia retorta

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) retorta Grisebach (1879)



  • [ Blooming ] Spring, for 3 days
  • [ Flower ] Yellow with purple dots
  • [ 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)

  • 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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