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Tillandsia argentea

Cuba, Jamaica

Tillandsia argentea

Tillandsia argentea Grisebach (1866)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 5 cm (W) x 3 - 5 cm (H)
  • T. fuchsii was distinguished from T. argentea in 1990, and T. argentea became an endemic species to Cuba as the result. T. fuchsii from Mexico and Guatemala, formerly called T. argentea, are dealt as T. argentea even now. T. aregentea is a rare species, and most of "T. argentea" is T. fuchsii.
  • Whereas the base of foliages of T. fuchsii is tight and fat like a ban, that of T. argentea is more sparse. Flower petals of T. argentea and T. fuchsii are red and purple, respectively.
  • Somewhat nervous and it takes some time until a foliage is got used to the circumstance. Once it begins to grow stably, it is sturdy and 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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well. It seems more frequent watering is better.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • July, 2021 An offset is growing at the base of the inflorescence.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Feb. 2009 3 thick roots are growing.

  • Sept. 2008 A root began to grow.

  • Nov. 2007 A root began to grow.
  • Mar. 2007 The center of the foliage began to stand up.
  • Feb. 2007 The center of the foliage turned purple.

  • Nov. 2006 A root began to grow.
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.

  • Oct. 2005 Tips of leaves turned yellow but it does not seem dying.

  • Oct. 2004 A root keeps growing longer and longer.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • July 2004 A root began to grow.

  • Nov. 2003 The offset became the same size as the original foliage.
  • Aug. 2003 It became stable these days.
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