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Tillandsia juncea forma juncifolia

Guatemalan commercial growers deal this plant as Tillandsia juncifolia.

Mexico (Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Hidalgo, Veracruz, México, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Chiapas),

Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama,

Cuba, Jamaica, Dominica,

Colombia (Magdalena, Santander, Antioquia, Cundinamarca, Tolima, Valle del Cauca, Huila),

Venezuela (Sucre, Monagas, Anzoátegui, Miranda, Distrito Federal, Aragua, Falcón, Zulia, Mérida, Barinas),

Trinidad and Tobago,

Ecuador (El Oro),

Bolivia (Pando, La Paz, Cochabamba)

5 - 2,416 m elevation

Terrestrial, Epiphytic

Tillandsia juncea forma juncifolia

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) juncea Poiret (1817)

Officially treated as a synonym of Tillandsia juncea but there are differences in habits such as forms and ways to produce offsets.



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 7 cm (W) x 20 - 40 cm (H)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.

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.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage, Large type)

  • Aug. 2022 Many roots began to grow at the bottom of the offset.
  • May 2022 Seed pods opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Aug. 2021 2 seed pods began to grow.
  • July 2021 An offshoot began to grow.
  • May 2021 It bloomed.
  • Jan. 2021 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Sept. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • July 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage, Small type)

  • Nov. 2022 Inflorescences began to grow from 2 foliages of the clump.
  • Aug. 2022 Many roots began to grow at the bottom of offsets.
  • Jan. 2022 Leaf tips around the growing points of offshoots turned red.
  • May 2020 Seed pods opened and seeds were scattered.

  • July 2019 Seed pods began to grow.
  • May 2019 It bloomed.
  • May 2019 2 offshoots began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.

  • Oct. 2018 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Aug. 2018 Many roots began to grow.
  • May 2018 An offshoot began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.

  • Dec. 2017 Roots began to grow.
  • Oct. 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2008 Leaves turned beautiful red.

  • Jan. 2007 It has grown to the same size as the original foliage.

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

  • June 2005 Leaves turned red.

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

  • Nov. 2003 Leaf tips turned red.
  • May 2003 2 offsets are growing at the bottom of the foliage after it bloomed.
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