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Tillandsia tricholepis

Distributed in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina.

Tillandsia tricholepis

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) tricholepis Baker (1878)



  • [ Blooming ] June - September, for 10 days
  • [ Flower ] Pale yellow
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 1 - 1.5 cm (W) x 3 - 10 cm (L)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Flower spikes grow every year but it is rare to bloom.

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 but it seems better to cultivate by the very high watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage, short type dealt as T. pedicellata)

  • June 2019 It bloomed.

  • May 2019 Inflorescences began to grow.
  • Apr. 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliages)

  • July 2019 It bloomed.
  • Apr. 2019 Inflorescences began to grow from the all foliages.
  • Mar. 2019 Seed pods began to open and seeds were scattered.

  • Aug. 2018 Seed pods began to grow.
  • June 2018 It bloomed.
  • Feb. 2018 Inflorescences began to grow.

  • Sept. 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliages)

  • May 2008 Inflorescences began to grow but they did not bloom.

  • May 2007 Inflorescences began to grow but they did not bloom.
  • Apr. 2007 The seed pod opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Oct. 2006 A seed pod began to grow.
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Sept. 2006 Only a flower bloomed among many Inflorescences.
  • Apr. 2006 Inflorescences began to grow.

  • Aug. 2005 Offsets began to grow.
  • May 2005 Inflorescences began to grow but they did not bloom.

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • July 2004 Inflorescences died without blooming.
  • Apr. 2004 Inflorescences began to grow.
  • Apr. 2004 Seed pods opened and seeds are scattered.

  • Apr. 2003 Inflorescences began to grow.
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