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Tillandsia lepidosepala

Distributed near Lake Cuitzeo, Michoacán, Mexico at altitudes from 2,000 to 2,450 m.

Tillandsia lepidosepala

Tillandsia (Viridantha) lepidosepala L. B. Smith (1935)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 10 cm (W) x 5 - 7 cm (H)
  • It looks like Tillandsia tortilis but the scape is shorter and the flower spike is wider.
  • Proper cultivation conditions are being investigated.

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. Hopefully this plant can be cultivated better by the very high watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Dec. 2021 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Apr. 2021 A root began to grow.
  • Feb. 2021 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 The foliage is dying.

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

  • Mar. 2005 A root began to grow.

  • Aug. 2004 The original foliage died and was removed.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Feb. 2004 A root began to grow.

  • Aug. 2003 An offset is growing.
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