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Tillandsia tricolor

Distributed from Mexico to Costa Rica at altitudes from 750 to 2,300 m.

Tillandsia tricolor

Tillandsia tricolor Schlechtendal and Chamisso (1831)



  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • White color variation, Alba is known.

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 is better to cultivate by the very high watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Jul 2017 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Apr 2017 It bloomed.

  • Sep 2016 A flower spike and roots began to grow.

  • Jul 2015 Leaf tips turned red.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar 2009 It keeps growing but the size of foliage became smaller than that of the original one.

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

  • Oct 2005 It keeps growing well.

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