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Tillandsia capillaris

Distributed in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina at altitudes from 350 to 3,600 m.

Tillandsia capillaris

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) capillaris Ruiz and Pavon (1802)



  • [ Blooming ] March - June, for 5 - 8 days
  • [ Flower ] Yellow
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 1 - 2 cm (W) x 2 - 3 cm (L)
  • Tiny species.

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

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

Cultivation Log (4th foliage, Short leaf type)

  • Sept. 2020 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage, Short stem type)

  • Apr. 2021 Seed pods by the flower in February, 2020 opened and seed 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.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage, Long stem type)

  • Mar. 2019 It keeps growing.

  • Oct. 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (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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