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Tillandsia califani

Distributed in Tehuacán - Teotitlán, Puebla, Mexico at altitudes from 1,200 to 1,700 m.

Epiphytic mainly on cacti and family Liliaceae such as Beaucarnea gracilis.

Tillandsia califani

Tillandsia califani Rauh



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 20 - 30 cm (W) x 15 - 30 cm (H)
  • Feeble species. Relatively low degree of high-temperature tolerance.

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

We could keep this plant only for 3 years. Cultivation condition must be modified.

Cultivation Log

  • July 2007 It died.

  • Dec. 2006 The growing point of the foliage turned brown and is dying.
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.

  • Jan. 2005 The center of the foliage turned red.

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Aug. 2004 Roots began to grow, and leaves grow very well.
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