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Tillandsia balsasensis

Distributed in Río Marañón, Balsas, Cajamarca, Peru at an altitude of 1,700 m.

Saxicolous on steep sandstone walls.

Tillandsia balsasensis

Tillandsia (Allardtia) balsasensis Rauh (1976)

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Features

  • True T. balsasensis looks like a small form of T. tectorum with white flowers. Another plant are dealt under the name of Tillandsia balsasensis but it seem to be a different species such as Tillandsia lorentziana.
  • [ Blooming ] July - August, for a month
  • [ Flower ] White
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 7 cm (W) x 10 - 15 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.

Cultivation Log (Valid species)

  • Aug. 2021 3 offsets began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.

  • Jan. 2020 A root began to grow.

  • Oct. 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage, T. lorentziana?)

  • Apr. 2021 Roots keep growing.

  • Oct. 2020 A root began to grow.

  • Feb. 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage, T. lorentziana?)

  • Mar. 2008 Roots keep growing.

  • May 2007 Roots keep growing.

  • Dec. 2006 Roots began to grow again.
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Apr. 2006 Roots began to grow.

  • Apr. 2005 Roots are growing.

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

  • July 2002 An offset began to grow at the base of the foliag after it bloomed.
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