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Tillandsia boqueronensis

Distributed in El Boquerón canyon, Oaxaca, Mexico at an altitude of 1,400 m.

Saxicolous on cliffs..

Tillandsia boqueronensis

Tillandsia (Viridantha) boqueronensis Ehlers (2009)



  • [ Blooming ] February - April, for 3 months
  • [ Flower ] Green
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 10 cm (W) x 5 - 7 cm (H)
  • The flowering process is very slow and the blooming period is very long.
  • Proper cultivation conditions after the blooming period are being investigated.

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

The matured foliage grows well. It seems pups need more water or ventilations.

Cultivation Log

  • Aug. 2007 The foliage has died.
  • Jan. 2007 Offsets began to grow a few times but they die everytime.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Aug. 2006 A seed capsule began to grow.
  • July 2006 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • Apr. 2006 The third flower began to bloom.
  • Mar. 2006 The second flower began to bloom.
  • Feb. 2006 The first flower began to bloom.

  • Dec. 2005 The inflorescence is branched into four.
  • Nov. 2005 An inflorescence is growing. The inflorescence is small and hidden in the foliage.
  • Mar. 2005 A root began to grow.

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • June 2004 The root growth has stopped.
  • Apr. 2004 A root began to grow.

  • Sept. 2003 The foliage is growing.
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