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Tillandsia gardneri var. rupicola

Distributed in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at altitudes from 0 to 50 m.

Saxicolous on the coastal cliffs.

Tillandsia gardneri var. rupicola

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) gardneri Lindley (1842) var. rupicola E. Pereira (1981)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 7 cm (W) x 10 - 20 cm (H)
  • Needs ventilation. Relatively low degree of humidity tolerance.
  • A white - pink flower variety of the basic species, T. garneri. Leaves are secund.

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

It grows well.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Managed to keep the foliage. Leaves at the bottom of leaves die frequently.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Sept. 2020 The bottom part of the foliage was removed as it rotted. Mealybugs are at the base of leaves.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2008 Roots are growing.

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

  • Oct. 2005 Leaves does not increase because the some numbers of leaves at the bottom of the foliage die as the new leaves at the growing point.

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