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Tillandsia pseudobaileyi

Distributed in Chiapas (Mexico, Nayarit), Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua at altitudes from 300 to 1,000 m.


Tillandsia pseudobaileyi

Tillandsia pseudobaileyi C. S. Gardner (1984)



  • [ Blooming ] December - January, for 2 months
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 4 cm (W) x 15 - 20 cm (H)
  • The foliage is larger than Tillandsia baileyi, and it has less trichomes on the surface.
  • Glows very slowly, and relatively difficult to cultivate although this is one of common species.
  • 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)

  • Nov. 2021 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Sept. 2021 The foliage flowered in 2017 died and was removed.

  • July 2020 Roots began to grow.

  • Oct. 2019 The offset has grown bigger than the original foliage. Many roots are growing.
  • July 2019 A root began to grow.

  • June 2018 Roots began to grow.

  • June 2017 Roots began to grow at the bottom of a pup.
  • June 2017 An offset began to grow at the inner base of the bottom leaf.
  • May 2017 An offset has grown up to 1 cm.
  • Jan. 2017 2 offsets began to grow at the bottom of the foliage. The growing direction is the opposite of the foliage.
  • Jan. 2017 It flowered.

  • Oct. 2016 An inflorescence began to grow.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 The offset keeps growing slowly.

  • Aug. 2008 The growing point turned brown and died.

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

  • Jan. 2005 The entire foliage turned red.

  • Dec. 2004 An offset began to grow at the inner base of the bottom leaf.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.

  • May 2003 Leaves keep growing very slowly.
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