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Tillandsia tenuifolia

Distributed from Guyana to Argentina at altitudes from 350 to 2,500 m.

Tillandsia tenuifolia

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) tenuifolia Linnaeus (1753)

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Features

  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Many variations and forms of Tillandsia tenuifolia are known: Short form as form variations; var. surinamensis, var. vaginata, and var. strobiliformis as variety species.

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. It blooms once a year.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well. It blooms once every 2 - 3 years.

Cultivation Log

  • Nov 2017 Flower spikes began to grow from all foliages of the 5-foliage clump.
  • Mar 2017 1-2 Pups began to grow at the base of each flower spike.

  • Dec 2016 It bloomed.
  • Nov 2016 Flower spikes began to grow from all foliages of the 3-foliage clump.
  • Mar 2016 A pup began to grow at the base of the flower spike.
  • Feb 2016 It bloomed. 10 flowers in a flower spike.
  • Jan 2016 A flower spike began to grow from a foliage in the clump.

  • Nov 2015 A pup began to grow at the middle of the foliage.
  • Jul 2015 The pups have grown up to the same size as the original foliage.

  • May 2010 2 pups began to grow at the base of the flower spikes.
  • Mar 2010 It bloomed.

  • May 2008 A pup began to grow at the base of each flower spike.
  • Mar 2008 It bloomed. 5 flowers in a flower spike.
  • Feb 2008 Flower spikes began to grow from all foliages of the 2-foliage clump.

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

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

  • Jan 2003 2 pups began to grow.

  • Nov 2002 It bloomed.
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