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Tillandsia chaetophylla

Distributed in Oaxaca - Veracruz - Michoacán - Guerrero, Mexico at altitudes from 1,700 to 2,200 m.


Tillandsia chaetophylla

Tillandsia (Allardtia) chaetophylla Mez (1896)



  • [ Blooming ] April
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 4 cm (W) x 10 - 20 cm (H)
  • Feeble species. Very low degree of high-temperature tolerance.

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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

The foliage had been cultivated only for 2 years because of the serious damages in summer.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Nov. 2019 Good condition. It was labeled as Tillandsia chaetophylla but its leaves have a lot of trichomes and it looks different from the provious foliage cultivated.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Oct. 2004 All foliages were died.
  • Sept. 2004 Offsets are almost dying.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • July 2004 The original foliage has died and removed.
  • July 2004 The original foliage began to die.

  • Nov. 2003 More than 10 offsets began to grow.
  • Apr. 2003 Bloomed.
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