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Tillandsia purpurea

Distributed in Peru (Lima, Piura, Cajamarca, Amazonas, La Libertad, Ancash, Huánuco, Junin, Ica, Apurimac, Arequipa, Moquegua) and Ecuador (El Oro, Loja) at altitudes from 0 to 3,100 m.

Sands, Saxicolous.

Tillandsia purpurea

Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) purpurea Ruiz and Pavon (1802)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 7 cm (W) x 10 - 20 cm (H)
  • Tillandsia purpurea resembles Tillandsia straminea. Tillandsia straminea is inland epiphytic species, whereas Tillandsia purpurea is coastal terrestrial/saxicolous species.

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

The condition becomes worse in summer.

Cultivation Log

  • June 2019 It died.

  • Sept. 2018 Condition is not good as the leaves of the growing point died. It seems week to the high temperature.
  • Jan. 2018 Good condition.
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