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Tillandsia recurvifolia

Distributed in Brazil (Bahia, São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina (Formosa, Chaco, Santa Fe, Corrientes, Misiones, Entre Rios) at an altitude of 2,200 m.


Tillandsia recurvifolia

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) recurvifolia Hooker (1861)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] White
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 7 cm (W) x 7 - 10 cm (H)
  • 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, Tillandsia meridionalis)

  • Nov. 2021 Roots began to grow.
  • Oct. 2021 An small offset.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2008 The entire foliage turned reddish.

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

  • Oct. 2005 It keeps growing.

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

  • Oct. 2003 2 offsets began to grow at the base of the foliage.
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