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Tillandsia bandensis

Distributed in Bolivia (Santa Cruz), Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, Tucumán, Santiago del Estero, Formosa, Chaco, Santa Fe, Entre Rios, Buenos Aires) at altitudes from 300 to 2,000 m.


Tillandsia bandensis

Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) bandensis Baker (1889)



  • [ Blooming ] July - September, for a week
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] Give off at night.
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 7 cm (W) x 5 - 8 cm (H)
  • Flower bracts are not covered with trichomes or are only covered with trichomes at the edges. Smaller flowers with a weak fregrance.
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Blooms every year.

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 blooming every year.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well but the blooming period is once every 4 years.

Very low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Cultivation Log (4th foliage, Large type)

  • Sept. 2020 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage, Small type)

  • June 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage, Large type propagating fun-like shape)

  • July 2019 It bloomed.
  • May 2019 Inflorescences began to grow.

  • July 2018 It bloomed.
  • May 2018 Inflorescences began to grow from the all foliages.

  • July 2017 It bloomed.
  • May 2017 Inflorescences began to grow from the all foliages.

  • Nov. 2016 A seed pod began to grow.
  • Sept. 2016 It bloomed.
  • Aug. 2016 Inflorescences began to grow.
  • July 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Apr. 2008 A seed pod began to grow.

  • July 2007 It began to bloom.
  • June 2007 Inflorescences began to grow from some foliages 4 years after the previous blooming.

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

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

  • May 2003 Offsets are growing after it bloomed.
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