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Tillandsia caliginosa

Distributed in Bolivia (Cochabamba, Tarija), Argentina (Jujuy, Tucumán) at altitudes from 2,000 to 2,600 m.

Tillandsia caliginosa

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) caliginosa W. Till (1984)



  • [ Blooming ] March - April, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Yellow with purple margin
  • [ Fregrance ] Give off in the daytime.
  • [ Blooming size ] 10 - 15 cm (W) x 5 - 10 cm (H)
  • Propagates well by forming many pups.

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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

The foliage could keep only for 4 years. Need to modify watering frequency or ventilation condition.

Cultivation Log (2nd)

  • June 2021 An offset began to grow at the middle of the foliage.

  • Sept. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Apr. 2019 Seed pods opened and seeds are scattered.

  • Oct. 2018 Seed pods are growing.

Cultivation Log (1st)

  • Sept. 2007 It died.
  • July 2007 An offset began to grow at the base of all leaves.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Sept. 2006 Scale insects are at the growing point, and leaves at the growing point fell off.

  • Feb. 2005 The last seed pods by the flower bloomed in Mar 2003 was opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Dec. 2004 Short roots are growing.
  • Oct. 2004 The first seed pods by the flower bloomed in Mar 2003 was opened and seeds were scattered.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.

  • Oct. 2003 3 offsets and seed pods began to grow.
  • Mar. 2003 It bloomed.
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