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Tillandsia scaposa

Distributed in Guatemala at altitudes from 1,500 to 1,950 m.

Tillandsia scaposa

Tillandsia scaposa (L. B. Smith) Ehlers (1999)



  • [ Blooming ] March - April, for 9 - 10 days
  • [ Flower ] Pale purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 5 cm (W) x 4 - 6 cm (H)
  • Low degree of drought tolerance. Need to cultivate under good ventilation circumstances.

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

It could be cultivated only for 3 years Hopefully this plant can be cultivated better by the very high watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage)

  • Jan. 2020 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Aug. 2018 Roots began to grow.

  • Oct 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • May 2019 An offset began to grow at the bottom of each foliage.
  • Mar. 2019 It bloomed.

  • July 2018 Inflorescences began to grow from all foliages of the clump.
  • July 2018 Roots began to grow.

  • Jan. 2017 Roots began to grow.
  • May 2017 2 offsets began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • Mar. 2017 It bloomed.

  • Dec. 2016 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Jan. 2016 Roots began to grow.

  • July 2015 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Aug. 2007 Leaves at the bottom of the foliage turned brown, and the foliage died.

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

  • Oct. 2005 It keeps growing.

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