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Tillandsia caliginosa

Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay

2,000 - 2,600 m elevation

Tillandsia caliginosa

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) caliginosa W. Till (1984)


  • genus Tillandsia
  • subgenus Diaphoranthema
  • caliginosa group

  • [ Synonyms ]
  • Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) crocata (É. Morren) N. E. Brown (1882) forma major Rauh (1983) (Large form, Yellow lines at the center of petals)
  • Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) crocata (É. Morren) N. E. Brown (1882) var. tristis Rauh (Small form, Dark brown petals)
  • Tillandsia myosura Grisebach (1879)


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.

Grows very well.

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

2nd Plant

1st Plant

  • Cultivation condition
  • Partial shade, Long soaking,
  • Shelving, No air conditioning

  • 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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