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Tillandsia funckiana

Distributed in Merida, Venezuela at altitudes from 400 to 1,750 m.

Saxicolous, very rarely epiphytic.

Tillandsia funckiana

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) funckiana Baker (1889)



  • [ Blooming ] June - July, for 2 days
  • [ Flower ] Red
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 3 cm (W) x 5 - 15 cm (L)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Form clumps by growing 4 - 5 pups after flowering.

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 but leaves around the bottom of the foliage tend to die. It is better to water more frequently.

Cultivation Log (3rd, longer leaf foliage)

  • Sept. 2020 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the each foliage of the clump..

  • Sept. 2017 4-foliage clump having longer leaves.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • May 2021 A root began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.

  • May 2020 The root stopped growing.

  • Dec. 2019 A root began to grow at the side of the old flower bloomed in 2017.

  • Sept. 2017 5 offsets began to grow: an offset at the side of the flower and 4 offsets at the middle of the stem of foliage.
  • July 2017 It bloomed.
  • July 2017 A bud began to grow.
  • Sept. 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 It keeps growing.

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

  • Oct. 2005 Leaves around the bottom of the foliage died and are removed.
  • Sept. 2005 Offsets began to grow.
  • June 2005 It bloomed.

  • Oct. 2004 The foliage turned red.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Aug. 2004 A seed pod began to grow.

  • Sept. 2003 4 offsets began to grow after it bloomed: an offset at the side of flower and 3 offsets at the middle of the stem of the foliage.
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