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Tillandsia ionantha 'Fuego'

Distributed in mangrove forests of Guatemala. A cultivar used by Guatemalan nurseries.

Tillandsia ionantha 'Fuego'

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) ionantha (Planchon, 1854) Koide (1993)



  • [ Blooming ] December - January, for 5 days
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 1 - 2 cm (W) x 3 - 5 cm (H)
  • Low degree of drought tolerance but more easy to cultivate than Mexico form and 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.

Very high watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well although tips of leaves tend to die.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage, Small and much more trichomes)

  • Apr. 2021 A root began to grow.

  • Sept. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • June 2019 A root began to grow.
  • Jan. 2019 The leaves turned red.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage, Large type)

  • Apr. 2022 Roots began to grow.

  • Mar. 2021 A root began to grow.

  • Oct. 2020 2 offsets began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.

  • Dec. 2019 It bloomed.
  • Jan. 2019 The leaves began to turn red.

  • Aug. 2017 The entire foliage is green.
  • June 2017 A root began to grow.

  • Sept. 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • July 2008 An offset began to grow.

  • Dec. 2007 It bloomed.
  • Nov. 2007 The entire foliage turned bright red.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Aug. 2006 A root began to grow.

  • Sept. 2005 2 roots began to grow.

  • Sept. 2004 An offset began to grow.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
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