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Tillandsia ixioides

Endemically Distributed in Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, Tucumán, Santlago del Estero, Cordoba, Entre Rios) at altitudes from 0 to 2,200 m.


Tillandsia ixioides

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) ixioides Grisebach (1879)



  • [ Blooming ] February - March, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Yellow
  • [ Fregrance ] There are no fregrant type and fregrant type. The fregrant type gives off all days.
  • [ Blooming size ] 10 - 20 cm (W) x 7 - 15 cm (H)

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 very well.

Low watering frequency cultivation

It could be cultivated only for a year and leaves are lost one by one. Probably more water is required.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Feb. 2022 The foliage flowered in 2019 died and was removed.

  • Sept. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Mar. 2019 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • Feb. 2019 It bloomed.

  • Nov. 2018 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • July 2018 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 It became much smaller.

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

  • Oct. 2005 Leaves are falling off one by one.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.

  • Oct. 2003 3 offsets began to grow after it bloomed.
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