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Tillandsia retorta

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Tillandsia retorta

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) retorta Grisebach (1879)



  • 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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Cultivation Log (2nd)

  • Nov 2018 A flower spike began to grow from a foliage 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 bythe flower bloomed in March 2004 opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Aug 2004 40 days on which the temperature rises above 30 °C, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • May 2004 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Mar 2004 It bloomed.
  • Feb 2004 A flower spike began to grow.
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