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Tillandsia disticha

Distributed in Columbia, Ecuador and Peru at altitudes from 10 to 2,100 m.

Saxicolous, epiphytic.

Tillandsia disticha

Tillandsia (Allardtia) disticha Kunth (1816)



  • [ Blooming ] June, November, for a week
  • [ Flower ] Yellow
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 4 - 7 cm (W) x 10 - 30 cm (H)
  • Many offsets begin to grow without any relation to flowering, and propagates well.

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 well.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Apr. 2022 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Dec. 2021 The original foliage died and was removed.
  • Aug. 2021 A root began to grow from the offset.

  • Sept. 2020 The offset at the bottom keeps growing. The bloomed foliage shows no changes.

  • June 2019 It bloomed.
  • Mar. 2019 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • July 2018 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • Mar. 2018 The growing point turned red.

  • Nov. 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Feb. 2006 A few offsets began to grow.

  • June 2005 Seed pods began to grow.

  • Nov. 2004 It bloomed. The blooming period was a week.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.

  • Nov. 2003 Another offset began to grow.
  • Oct. 2003 The growing point turned pale red.
  • July 2003 2 offsets began to grow at the base of the foliage, and they have grown to the same size as the original foliage.
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