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Tillandsia andreana

Colombia (Magdalena, Norte de Sanoetander, Tolima)

Venezuela (Merida, Carabobo)

600 - 1,700 m elevation

Epiphytic and saxicolous

Tillandsia andreana

Tillandsia andreana É. Morren ex André (1888)



  • [ Blooming ] February for 4 days
  • [ Flower ] Red
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 10 cm (W) x 5 - 7 cm (H)
  • Feeble species. Very low degree of drought and low-temperature tolerance. Excess water causes serious damages at the growing point of the foliages.
  • The room temperature must be kept above 15 °C to cultivate healthy.
  • Possibly blushing is a sign of water shortage.

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 in summer but the foliage stops to grow in winter.

Low watering frequency cultivation

No good. Manage to keep the foliage.

Very low watering frequency cultivation

Cannot pass the winter.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage)

  • May 2022 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • May 2022 A seed pod began to grow.
  • Feb. 2022 It flowered.
  • Jan. 2022 Leaves turned red.

  • Dec. 2021 A root began to grow from the bottom of the foliage.

  • Aug. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Aug. 2019 A root began to grow.
  • July 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Dec. 2018 It died.

  • June 2017 Young green leaves began to expand at the center of the foliage.
  • Feb. 2018 Leaves turned red.

  • July 2017 Young green leaves began to expand at the center of the foliage.
  • May 2017 Tips of leaves turned red.
  • Jan. 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Jan. 2009 Leaves turned red.

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

  • Oct. 2005 Offset began to grow at the base of the foliage.
  • Aug. 2005 The growing point was damaged and turned brown.
  • July 2005 Leaves turned beautiful red.

  • Dec. 2004 Roots start to grow, and tips of leaves turned red.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
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