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Tillandsia paleacea subsp. apurimacensis

Distributed in Apurímac - Ayachucho - Huancavelica - Cuzco, Peru at altitudes from 1,840 to 2,300 m.

Tillandsia paleacea subsp. apurimacensis

Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) paleacea C. Presl subsp. apurimacensis W. Till (1992)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 8 cm (W) x 10 - 20 cm (H)
  • It seems to have relatively low degree of high humidity 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.

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)

  • Aug. 2022 Roots keep growing.
  • July 2022 The 2nd offset began to grow at the stem lower than the 1st offset.
  • June 2022 It flowered.
  • May 2022 A root began to grow.
  • Mar. 2022 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • Feb. 2022 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Nov. 2021 A root began to grow.
  • June 2021 Roots began to grow.
  • Feb. 2021 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 It is still alive even though the growing point turns brown periodically.

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

  • Oct. 2005 Leaves die back periodically.

  • Sept. 2004 Leaves died when the foliage is soaking in water.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
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