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Tillandsia recurvifolia var. subsecundifolia

Distributed in Vila Velha, Parana, Brazil.

Tillandsia recurvifolia var. subsecundifolia

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) recurvifolia Hooker var. subsecundifolia (W. Weber and Ehlers) W.. Till (1995)

This plant may be dealt as white flowered Tillandsia leonamiana.



  • [ Blooming ] March, for a month
  • [ Flower ] White
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 7 cm (W) x 7 - 10 cm (H)
  • Floral bracts of this variety is orange, whereas those of the basic variety is pink.
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature 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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Apr. 2022 A few roots began to grow.

  • June 2021 1 - 2 offsets began to grow at the middle of the foliage.

  • Sept. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • July 2018 A few roots began to grow.
  • June 2018 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.

  • Oct. 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 Good condition.

  • July 2007 The original foliage died and was removed.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • May 2006 An offset began to grow.
  • Mar. 2006 It bloomed.
  • Jan. 2006 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • May 2005 A few 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 Good condition.
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