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Tillandsia gerdae

Endemically distributed between Capinota and Tarata, Cochabamba, Bolivia at altitudes from 2,560 to 2,600 m.


Tillandsia gerdae

Tillandsia (Allardtia) gerdae Ehlers (1987)



  • [ Blooming ] August
  • [ Flower ] Pale purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 4 cm (W) x 5 - 10 cm (H)
  • 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

Grows well.

Cultivation Log

  • Dec. 2008 The foliage having the inflorescence died and was removed.

  • Sept. 2007 The tip of the inflorescence died without blooming.
  • Aug. 2007 Two offsets began to grow at the bottom of the foliage with the inflorescence.
  • May 2007 Roots began to grow.

  • Oct. 2006 A root began to grow at the base of the foliage without the flower spike.
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Aug. 2006 An inflorescence began to grow from a foliage of the 2-foliage clump.

  • Oct. 2005 The original foliage died and was removed.

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

  • Aug. 2002 It bloomed. 2 offsets began to grow after the blooming period.
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