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Tillandsia recurvata

Distributed from United States, Mexico, Central America, West Indies to Argentina, Chile.

Tillandsia recurvata

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) recurvata (Linnaeous) Linnaeous (1762)



  • [ Blooming ] July
  • [ Flower ] Blue
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 4 cm (W) x 5 - 7 cm (H)
  • Relatively low degree of drought tolerance. Good ventilation is also necessary.

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 only for 5 years. Hopefully this plant can be cultivated better by the very high watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Apr. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • June 2019 The seed pod of 2017 opened and seeds are scattered.
  • May 2019 An inflorescences began to grow.

  • Sept. 2018 It bloomed.
  • Aug. 2018 Inflorescences began to grow.

  • Dec. 2017 A seed pod began to grow.
  • Oct. 2017 It bloomed.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Dec. 2008 It died.

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

  • Oct. 2005 Its condition is not good.
  • Jan. 2005 Roots began to grow.

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • July 2004 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • July 2003 It bloomed.
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