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Tillandsia funckiana var. recurvifolia

Distributed in Merida, Venezuela. The cultivating specimen was described and the precise collecting location is not known.

Tillandsia funckiana var. recurvifolia

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) funckiana Baker (1889) var. recurvifolia Blass ex Rauh (1989)



  • [ Blooming ] December
  • [ Flower ] Red
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 4 cm (W) x 5 - 15 cm (H)
  • Relatively low degree of low-temperature tolerance.
  • The foliage is larger than the basic species T. funckiana, and leaves are curled in a direction.

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

Managed to keep the foliage but leaves around the bottom side of the foliage tend to die. It does not grow well in winter. It seems better to water more frequently.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Apr. 2022 A root began to grow at the middle of the stem.
  • Apr. 2022 A few offsets began to grow at the middle of the stem.
  • Feb. 2022 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the inflorescence.

  • Dec. 2021 It flowered.
  • Nov. 2021 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • July 2020 A root began to grow.

  • Oct. 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 Offsets are dispatched from the foliage. The condition is not good.

  • Dec. 2006 Many offsets began to grow in middle of the stem of the foliage.
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Jan. 2006 Leaves turned orange.

  • Oct. 2005 Tips of Leaves near the growing point turned oragne.

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