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Tillandsia loliacea

Distributes in northern Peru, Bolivia (Santa Cruz, Tarija), Brazil (Piaui, Ceara, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Bahia, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, São Paulo), Paraguay, Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero, Formosa, Cordoba, Corrientes, Misiones) at altitudes from 200 to 1,500 m.

Saxicolous, Epiphytic.

Tillandsia loliacea

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) loliacea Martius ex Schultes and Schultes f. (1830)

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] April - May, for a month
  • [ Flower ] Yellow
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 1 - 1.5 cm (W) x 1 - 1.5 cm (H)
  • Blooms every year and grow seeds and pups, so this is a good species to enjoy life cycles of typical Tillandsia.
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Bear seeds easily by self-pollination.

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. Same results as low watering frequency cultivation.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well. Possibly this species can be cultivated well even by very low watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (2nd try)

  • Jan. 2022 The seed pods of the flowers in 2021 opened and seeds were scatterd.

  • Dec. 2021 Inflorescences began to grow.
  • Mar. 2021 Offsets began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • Mar. 2021 The seed pods of the flowers in 2020 opened and seeds were scatterd.
  • Feb. 2021 It flowered.

  • Dec. 2020 Inflorescences began to grow.
  • May 2020 It flowered.
  • Apr. 2020 The seed pods of the flowers in 2019 opened and seeds were scatterd.

  • Dec. 2019 Inflorescences began to grow.
  • Apr. 2019 It flowered.
  • Apr. 2019 The seed pods of the flowers in 2018 opened and seeds were scatterd.

  • Nov. 2018 Inflorescences began to grow.
  • July 2018 Seed pods began to grow.
  • May 2018 It flowered.
  • Apr. 2018 The seed pods of the flowers in 2017 opened and seeds were scatterd.

  • Nov. 2017 Inflorescences began to grow.
  • Aug. 2017 Offsets began to grow.
  • July 2017 Seed pods began to grow.
  • May 2017 It flowered.

  • Dec. 2016 Inflorescences began to grow from more than 10 foliages of the clump.
  • Oct. 2016 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Aug. 2016 It flowered.
  • July 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st try)

  • June 2009 Offsets have grown up to the same size as the original foliage.

  • July 2007 Offsets began to grow.
  • June 2007 Seed pods of the flowers in 2006 opened and seeds were scatterd.
  • May 2007 It flowered.

  • Dec. 2006 Inflorescences began to grow.
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Sept. 2006 Seed pods of the flowers in 2005 opened and seeds were scatterd.
  • July 2006 Seed pods began to grow.
  • May 2006 Offsets began to grow.
  • Apr. 2006 It flowered.

  • Dec. 2005 Inflorescences began to grow.
  • July 2005 Seed pods of the flowers in 2004 opened and seeds were scatterd.
  • May 2005 Offsets began to grow.
  • Apr. 2005 It flowered.

  • Dec. 2004 Infloescences began to grow.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • July 2004 The seed pods of the flowers in 2003 opened and seeds were scattered.
  • June 2004 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Apr. 2004 It flowered.

  • Nov. 2003 2 inflorescences began to grow.
  • July 2003 2 offsets began to grow.
  • May 2003 It flowered.
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