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Tillandsia xiphioides

Distributed in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina at altitudes from 700 to 2,600 m.

Tillandsia xiphioides

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) xiphioides Ker Gawler (1816)



  • [ Blooming ] May - June, for 2 weeks
  • [ Flower ] Whitee
  • [ Fregrance ] Give off all days
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 5 cm (W) x 7 - 10 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.

Very high watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well but it seems better to be cultivated better by the very high watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Sept. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Sept. 2019 The foliage bloomed in 2017 died.
  • May 2019 A thick root began to grow.
  • Apr. 2019 It keeps growing.

  • Apr. 2018 A thick root began to grow.

  • Aug. 2017 An offset began to grow.
  • May 2017 It bloomed.
  • Mar. 2017 2 roots began to grow.
  • Feb. 2017 A pale brown inflorescence began to grow.

  • Dec. 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • July 2008 It died.

  • Sept. 2007 The growing point died.

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

  • Oct. 2005 It keeps growing.

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