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Tillandsia esseriana

Distributed in Cerro Guazú and Cerro Cora, Amambay, Paraguay.


Tillandsia esseriana

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) esseriana Rauh and L. B. Smith (1970)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 5 cm (W) x 7 - 10 cm (H)
  • Grows very slowly.
  • 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

It grows but very slow. Hopefully this plant can be cultivated better by the very high watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Apr. 2022 Roots began to grow again.

  • July 2021 Roots began to grow.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2008 A new root began to grow.

  • Dec. 2007 A root has grown to be 10 mm long.
  • June 2007 Two leaves at the base of the foliage died.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Mar. 2006 A root began to grow.

  • June 2005 The foliage is opened and the growing point turned red.

  • Nov. 2004 A root began to grow.
  • Oct. 2004 Another new leaf began to grow.
  • Oct. 2004 Another new leaf began to grow.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • May 2004 A new leaf began to grow.
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