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Tillandsia usneoides

Distributed in tropical America at altitudes from 0 to 3,300 m.

Tillandsia usneoides

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) usneoides (Linnaeus) Linnaeus (1762)

Synonym: Spanish moss



  • Relatively low degree of drought tolerance. Good ventilation is necessary.

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

Managed to keep the foliage. Hopefully this plant can be cultivated better by the very high watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • May 2018 It bloomed.
  • Apr 2018 Flower spkes began to grow.

  • May 2017 It bloomed.

  • Aug 2016 A root began to grow.
  • May 2016 It bloomed.
  • Apr 2016 Flower spkes began to grow.

  • Sep 2015 A root began to grow.
  • Jul 2015 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st)

  • Mar 2009 The foliage was decreased drastically.

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

  • Oct 2005 The foliage was decreased.

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