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Tillandsia ionantha forma fastigiata

El Camaròn, Oaxaca, Mexico

2,000 m elevation

Epiphytic on oak trees (Quercus sp.)

Tillandsia ionantha forma fastigiata

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) ionantha Planchon (1854) forma fastigiata Koide (1993)



  • [ Blooming ] December - January, for a week
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 1 - 2 cm (W) x 2 - 4 cm (H)
  • Relatively sturdy species among Tillandsia ionantha. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • The unique form having the closed growing points.
  • Form clumps producing many offsets.

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

Grows well although tips of leaves tend to die.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Apr. 2022 An offset began to grow at the base of another foliage flowered in 2020.

  • Dec. 2021 An offset began to grow at the base of the foliage flowered in 2020.
  • Oct. 2021 Seed pods opened and seeds were scattered.
  • Mar. 2021 An offset began to grow at the base of the parental foliage of the bloomed ones.
  • Jan. 2021 A seed pod began to grow from each flowered foliage.

  • Dec. 2020 All 2 foliages of clump flowered.
  • Sept. 2020 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Jan. 2009 It flowered.

  • Dec. 2007 The growing points turned red.
  • Aug. 2007 The foliage flowered in 2003 died and was removed. A few offsets were dispatched.

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

  • July 2005 The foliage of 4 generations old which fowered 5 years ago died.

  • Dec. 2004 All foliages turned beautiful red in a week and two foliages in the clump bloomed.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.

  • Dec. 2003 Two foliages in the clump flowered at the same time.

  • Dec. 2000 Good condition.
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