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Tillandsia paucifolia

Distributed in United States (Florida), Mexico (Sinaloa, Nayarit, Puebla, Colima, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatán), Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bahama, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominica, Colombia (Magdalena), Venezuela (Nueva Esparta, Distrito Federal, Falcon, Sucre) at altitudes from 0 to 1,500 m.


Tillandsia Paucifolia

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) paucifolia J. G. Baker (1878)



  • [ Blooming ] July - August, for 2 months
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 5 cm (W) x 10 - 15 cm (H)
  • Feeble species. Low degree of drought and high-temperature tolerance.
  • Leaves of Mexico form is long and twisted.

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. It seems necessary to cultivate under good ventilation and high humidity..

Low watering frequency cultivation

It could be cultivated only for a year.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage)

  • Apr. 2022 A root began to grow.

  • Sept. 2020 The foliage, which bloomed in 2018, was died and removed.
  • Aug. 2020 Many roots began to grow.
  • Mar. 2020 The offset has grown to the same size as the bloomed foliage.

  • Sept. 2019 The foliage, which bloomed in 2016, was died and removed.

  • July 2018 It bloomed.
  • June 2018 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • Apr. 2018 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • June 2017 2 roots began to grow.

  • Nov. 2016 It bloomed.
  • Oct. 2016 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.
  • Sept. 2016 An inflorescence began to grow.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Aug. 2006 It died.

  • June 2005 1 - 2 leaves increased.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • 1st try: It does not change at all, then it died suddenly.
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