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Tillandsia turquinensis

Distributed in Sierra Maestra, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba at an altitude of 300 m.

Tillandsia turquinensis

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) turquinensis Willinger and Michalek (1987)



  • [ Blooming ] March - April, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 5 cm (W) x 7 - 15 cm (H)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.

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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Cultivation Log

  • June 2009 The original foliage died and was removed.
  • Feb. 2009 Offsets has grown up to 1/3 of the original foliage.

  • Jan. 2007 Offsets turned bright red.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Jan. 2006 2 offsets began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.

  • Sept. 2005 The inflorescence was damaged by scale insects and was removed.
  • Apr. 2005 It bloomed.

  • Dec. 2004 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Dec. 2004 The leaf tips turned bright red.
  • Sept. 2004 A root began to grow.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Mar. 2004 Leaves turned red slightly.

  • Dec. 2003 A dispatched pup.
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