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Tillandsia tricholepis

Distributed in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina.

Tillandsia tricholepis

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) tricholepis Baker (1878)



  • 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 (2nd foliages)

  • Aug 2018 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Jun 2018 It bloomed.
  • Feb 2018 Flower spikes began to grow.

  • Sep 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliages)

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

  • May 2007 Flower spikes 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.
  • Sep 2006 Only a flower bloomed among many flower spikes.
  • Apr 2006 Flower spikes began to grow.

  • Aug 2005 Pups began to grow.
  • May 2005 Flower spikes began to grow but they did not bloom.

  • Aug 2004 40 days on which the temperature rises above 30 °C, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Jul 2004 Flower spikes died without blooming.
  • Apr 2004 Flower spikes began to grow.
  • Apr 2004 Seed pods opened and seeds are scattered.

  • Apr 2003 Flower spikes began to grow.
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