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Tillandsia ehlersiana

Distributed in Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, Chiapas, Mexico at an altitude of 700 m.

Saxicolous on cliffs.

Tillandsia ehlersiana

Tillandsia ehlersiana Rauh (1984)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 7 - 15 cm (W) x 15 - 30 cm (H)

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

Leaves are lost one by one. Probably more water is required.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage)

  • Jan. 2022 A less trichome offset.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Apr. 2022 A root began to grow.

  • Dec. 2021 The base of the foliage became bulbous.
  • July 2021 Roots began to grow.
  • June 2021 Most of offsets at the bottom of the foliage died.

  • Sept. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • June 2018 Roots keep growing.
  • Jan. 2018 Roots began to grow.

  • Oct. 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Oct. 2008 Roots began to grow.

  • Nov. 2007 It is not healthy but still alive.

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

  • Sept. 2005 Leaves at the base of the foliage die one by one.

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