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Tillandsia nana

Distributed in Peru, Bolivia at altitudes from 2,900 to 3,500 m.

Saxicolous on rock faces.

Tillandsia nana

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) nana Baker (1889)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 3 cm (W) x 5 - 7 cm (H)
  • Feeble species. Low degree of high-temperature tolerance.
  • 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

Seriously damaged in summer.

Low watering frequency cultivation

It could be cultivated only for 2 years. Seriously damaged in summer.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Nov. 2019 The bottom part of the foliage was rotten and was removed. The top side is still alive.
  • Aug. 2019 A root began to grow.
  • Apr. 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Aug. 2007 It died.

  • Nov. 2006 Leaves at the bottom of the foliage die one by one.
  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.

  • Sept. 2005 Leaves turned brown and a foliage of the clump died.

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

  • Nov. 2003 A clump compries 2 offsets.
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