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Tillandsia plagiotropica

Distributed in Ahuachapán - Usulután, El Salvador at altitudes from 1,300 to 1,640 m.


Tillandsia plagiotropica

Tillandsia plagiotropica Rohweder (1953)



  • [ Blooming ] March - April, for 10 days
  • [ Flower ] White
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 6 - 10 cm (W) x 5 - 7 cm (H)
  • Relatively low degree of drought tolerance.

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)

  • Mar. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Sept. 2019 The original foliage died and was removed.

  • Oct. 2018 Seed pods opened and seeds are scattered.

  • June 2017 An offset began to grow at the middle of the foliage.
  • May 2017 A root and seed pods began to grow.
  • Mar. 2017 It bloomed.
  • Jan. 2017 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • Oct. 2016 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 Total amount of the foliage does not change.

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

  • Oct. 2005 The leaves at the bottom of the foliage die one by one, total amount of the foliage does not change.

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