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Tillandsia ionantha Colombia form

A form supplied from Colombia nurseries.

Mexico (Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Nayarit, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Morelos, Mexico, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas),

Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua

450 - 1,700 m elevation

Epiphytic, Terrestrial

Tillandsia ionantha Colombia form

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) ionantha Planchon (1854)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 4 cm (W) x 3 - 6 cm (H)
  • This is very common species but low degree of drought tolerance.
  • Many variations and forms of Tillandsia ionantha are known.
  • The leaves around the growing point are closed comparing to T. ionantha Mexico form and T. ionantha Guatemala form.

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

Managed to keep the foliage. Leaves at the bottom of the foliage and leaf tips tend to die. Better ventilation and higher watering frequency are necessary.

Cultivation Log

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

  • Oct. 2005 The foliage has grown larger.

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