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Tillandsia araujei

Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro)

0 - 850 m elevation

Saxicolous, very rarely epiphytic

Tillandsia araujei

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) araujei Mez (1894)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] White
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 5 cm (W) x 7 - 20 cm or longer (L)
  • The stem grows long, even more than 1 m.
  • Water-loving species.
  • Many variations and forms of Tillandsia araujei are known such as T. araujei 'Green Star' as leaf-form variation.

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 very well. The leaves at the bottom side of the foliage never wither.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Manage to keep the size of the foliage because of shortage of water. The number of leaves never increases because the same number of leaves at the bottom side wither as newly expand at the growing point. It never blooms.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Nov. 2021 An offset began to grow at the side of the growing point.

  • May 2019 It keeps growing.

  • Apr. 2018 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 It became more than 1.0 m long.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • July 2006 Many roots are growing.

  • Sept. 2004 Roots began to grow.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • May 2004 Roots began to grow.
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