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Tillandsia capillaris

southeastern Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia (Potosí, Cochabamba, La Paz), northern - central Chile, Paraguay, Urguay, Argentina (from Salta, Jujuy to Córdoba, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, San Luis)


350 - 3,600 m elevation


Saxicolous, Epiphytic


[ Small size ] 20 mm (W) x 30 mm (L)

[ Spring flowers ] March - June

[ Petals ] Yellow, Blue spots on yellow base (Rare), Pink (Very rare)

[ Fregrance ] None

Tillandsia capillaris

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) capillaris Ruiz and Pavon (1802)

Very high watering frequency cultivation

Grows very well.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows but its condition is not best. Need to modify watering frequency or ventilation.

Photographs

Classification

  • genus Tillandsia - subgenus Diaphoranthema

  • [ Variety ]
  • var. incana => Tillandsia capillaris
  • var. lanuginosa => Tillandsia capillaris

  • [ Form ]
  • f. capillaris
  • f. hieronymii => Tillandsia capillaris
  • f. incana => Tillandsia capillaris
  • f. typica => Tillandsia capillaris
  • f. virescens (Scape is shorter than leaves)

  • [ Cultivar ]
  • Tillandsia capillaris 'Rose flower'

  • [ Synonyms ]
  • Tillandsia hieronymi Mez (1896)
  • Tillandsia hieronymi Mez (1896) var. lichenoides (Hieronymus) A. Castellanos (1945)
  • Tillandsia incana Gillies ex Baker (1878)
  • Tillandsia lanuginosa Gillies ex Baker (1878)
  • Tillandsia lichenoides Hieronymus
  • Tillandsia permutata A. Castellanos (1945)
  • Tillandsia propinqua sensu Grisebach
  • Tillandsia propinqua var. saxicola Hieronymus
  • Tillandsia pusilla Gillies ex Baker (1878)

Cultivaton

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.

4th foliage, Straight leaf and short inflorescence type

  • Feb. 2022 It flowered.

  • Sept. 2020 Good condition.

3rd foliage, Straight leaf and long inflorescence type

  • Apr. 2021 Seed pods by the flower in February, 2020 opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Apr. 2020 3 seed pods began to grow.
  • Feb. 2020 It bloomed.

  • Nov. 2019 Seed pods by the flower in July, 2019 opened and seed were scattered.
  • July 2019 Seed pods began to grow.
  • June 2019 It bloomed.
  • June 2019 Seed pods opened and seeds were scattered.

2nd foliage, Curved leaf type

  • Mar. 2019 It keeps growing.

  • Oct. 2017 Good condition.

1st foliage

  • Mar. 2009 It keeps growing.

  • Nov. 2006 The bases of foliages were died. Only the growing points are alive.
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.

  • Feb. 2005 Yellow roots began to grow but it stopped growing in a month.

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

  • Dec. 2003 No outstanding changes.
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