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Tillandsia velutina

Distributed in Mexico, Guatemala at an altitude of 1,800 m.

Tillandsia velutina

Tillandsia velutina Ehlers (1994)

Tillandsia brachycaulos var. multiflora

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Features

  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • It blooms every year.
  • Similar species to T. brachycaulos and T. abdita.
  • True T. abdita is extremely rare and trichomes are on the surface of floral bracts of it. Most of plants dealt as T. abdita are T. brachycaulos or T. velutina. Trichomes are not on the surface of floral bracts of T. brachycaulos and T. velutina. T. velutina grows a very short flower spike, whereas flowers of T. brachycaulos grow directly from the growing point.

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.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Aug 2018 A pup began to grow at the base of the flower spike.
  • Jun 2018 It bloomed.
  • May 2018 A flower spike began to grow. Leaves around the flower spike turned red a week later.

  • Aug 2017 A pup began to grow at the base of the flower spike.
  • Jul 2017 It bloomed.
  • Jun 2017 A flower spike began to grow. Leaves around the flower spike turned red a week later.

  • Jun 2016 A root is growing.

  • Aug 2015 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • May 2009 A root began to grow.
  • Mar 2009 It keeps growing.

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

  • Jan 2005 Leaves turned pale red.

  • Aug 2004 40 days on which the temperature rises above 30 °C, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Jun 2004 2 pups began to grow.
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