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Tillandsia bartramii

United States (State of Florida, South Carolina, southern Georgia)

Mexico (Nayarit, Jalisco, Guerrero, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas)


50 - 2,100 m elevation

Epiphytic on deciduous and shrub forests. Shaded places, occationally sunny places.

Tillandsia bartramii

Tillandsia bartramii Elliott (1817)



  • [ Blooming ] June - July, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Pale purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 4 cm (W) x 10 - 15 cm (H)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Bear seeds easily by self-pollination.
  • It looks like Tillandsia simulata but leaves of Tillandsia bartramii are numorous, narrower and straight. On the other hands, leaves of Tillandsia simulata are fewer, wider and recurved. Tillandsia bartramii distributes mainly in northern part of Florida, USA, whereas Tillandsia simulata in southern part of Florida.

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. It seems better to water more frequently.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Jan. 2020 A seed pod opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Sept. 2019 1 - 3 offsets began to grow.
  • Aug. 2019 2 seed pods began to grow. A root began to grow.
  • June 2019 It bloomed.
  • Feb. 2019 Inflorescences began to grow from 4 foliages of the clump.

  • Dec. 2018 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • July 2008 Roots began to grow.

  • July 2007 Roots began to grow.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Oct. 2006 The original foliage had died and removed.
  • Sept. 2006 The original foliage began to die. The offset has grown up to the same size as the bloomed foliage.

  • 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 Offsets began to grow.
  • Mar. 2004 The seed pod was opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Nov. 2003 Seed pods began to grow.
  • June 2003 It bloomed.
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