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Tillandsia cryptantha

Distributed in Mexico (Morelos, Puebla), Nicaragua.

Tillandsia cryptantha

Tillandsia cryptantha Baker (1888)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 10 - 20 cm (W) x 10 - 30 cm (H)
  • There are opinions to treat this as a synonym of Tillandsia brachycaulos.
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-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

Grows well, although it had never bloomed.

Cultivation Log

  • Mar. 2009 It is still growing longer.

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

  • Oct. 2005 It is growing longer.

  • Nov. 2004 The leaves around the growing point turned red.
  • Aug. 2004 The foliage has grown long like a stem.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Aug. 2004 Roots began to grow long.
  • June 2004 The foliage is standing up.
  • May 2004 Many roots began to grow.
  • Jan. 2004 Scale insects (Coccidea) were removed.

  • Dec. 2003 Good condition.
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