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Tillandsia caerulea

Distributed in Ecuador and Peru (Tumbes - Piura - Cajamarca) at altitudes from 900 to 2,700 m.


Tillandsia caerulea

Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) caerulea Humboldt, Bonpland and Kunth (1816)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 4 cm (W) x 10 - 30 cm (L)
  • Feeble species. Relatively low degree of drought tolerance.
  • Pups grow near the growing points of the foliages..

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

Grows but leaves at the bottom sides of the foliage die one by one. Watering should be more frequent.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Sept. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Mar. 2019 It keeps growing.

  • Sept. 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 Only a foliage is alive.

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

  • Mar. 2005 Offsets began to grow at the side of the growing points of all foliages.

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

  • Oct. 2003 The foliage, which had only 3 leaves in the beginning, has grown longer. While a few leaves grow at the growing points of the foliages, a leaf at the bottom of the foliage dies.
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