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Tillandsia caulescens

Distributed in Peru (Ica, Apurímac, Cuzco, Junín), Bolivia (La Paz) at altitudes from 500 to 2,900 m.

Saxicolous on rocks and cliffs.

Tillandsia caulescens

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) caulescens Brongniart ex Baker (1889)

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] May - June, for a month
  • [ Flower ] White
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 7 cm (W) x 7 - 10 cm (H)
  • White flowers with red inflorescences.

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 obviously more frequent watering is necessary. Never blooms.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Sept. 2020 2 offsets keep growing well.

  • June 2017 2 offsets began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • May 2017 It bloomed.
  • Jan. 2017 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Dec. 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Oct. 2008 The growing point turned brown and died.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.

  • Oct. 2005 It is growing slowly.

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

  • May 2003 It is growing but tips of leaves are brown and dying.
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