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Tillandsia butzii

Mexico (Vera Cruz, México, Oaxaca, Chiapas),

Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama

1,000 - 2,300 m elevation


Tillandsia butzii

Tillandsia butzii Mez (1935)



  • [ Blooming ] April - June, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 1 - 3 cm (W) x 10 - 15 cm (H)
  • Becomes large clumps by growing many pups after flowering.
  • Unique appearance like reptiles.
  • Sensitive to the direct sunlight, and eary to sunburn.

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. Very few leaves at the bottom of the foliage die.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well, although tips of leaves and leaves at the bottom of the foliage die at times. Watering frequency should be more frequent..

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Feb. 2022 A root began to grow.

  • May 2021 A root began to grow.

  • Sept. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • June 2019 Roots began to grow.

  • June 2018 Roots began to grow.

  • Aug. 2015 Roots began to grow.
  • July 2015 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Nov. 2008 Roots began to grow.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • July 2006 The original foliage bloomed in 2003 has died and removed.

  • Oct. 2005 5th offset began to grow from the base of the 5th leaf at the bottom of the foliage.
  • Jan. 2005 2 leaves has died and removed. The 3rd and 4th offsets are growing well.

  • Sept. 2004 The 3rd and 4th offsets began to grow at the base of 2 leaves at the bottom of the foliage, and these 2 leaves began to die.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Feb. 2004 Seed pods were opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Oct. 2003 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Aug. 2003 2 offsets began to grow.
  • May 2003 Bloomed.
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