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Tillandsia karwinskyana

Distributed in Nuevo León - San Luis Potosí, Mexico at altitudes from 1,200 to 2,200 m.

Saxicolous on boulders and cliffs, rarely epiphytic.

Tillandsia karwinskyana

Tillandsia karwinskyana Schultes f. (1830)



  • [ Blooming ] May, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Green
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 4 cm (W) x 7 - 10 cm (H)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • It is very similar to Tillandsia fresnilloensis. Tillandsia karwinskyana is larger and distributes in the eastern side of the central Mexico. On the other hand, Tillandsia fresnilloensis is smaller and distributes in the western side of the central Mexico.
  • It is similar to Tillandsia pringlei but flowers of Tillandsia pringlei are white.

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 (2nd)

  • Aug. 2022 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • July 2022 Roots began to grow.
  • May 2022 It flowered.
  • Mar. 2022 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • June 2020 Roots began to grow.

  • June 2019 Roots began to grow.

  • Oct. 2018 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st)

  • July 2008 The original foliage died and was removed.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Aug. 2006 The 2nd offset began to grow.

  • Apr. 2005 The entire foliages turned red.

  • Oct. 2004 Roots began to grow at the bottom of the offset.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Aug. 2004 An offset began to grow.
  • May 2004 It flowered.

  • Dec. 2003 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Sept. 2003 Leaves turned pale red.
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