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Tillandsia ionantha Guatemala form

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 Guatemala form

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) ionantha Planchon (1854)



  • [ Blooming ] December, for 3 weeks
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 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 foliage is larger and leaves are narrower than those of T. ionantha Mexico 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

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

  • Mar. 2022 The foliage flowered in 2018 was died and removed.
  • Jan. 2022 1 and 2 offsets began to grow at the bottom of 2 flowered foliages.

  • Nov. 2021 All foliages of 2-foliage clump flowered.

  • June 2020 Roots began to grow.

  • May 2019 Two offsets began to grow.

  • Dec. 2018 It flowered.

  • June 2017 Roots began to grow.

  • July 2016 Good condition.
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