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Tillandsia retorta


600 - 1,000 m elevation


Tillandsia retorta

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) retorta Grisebach (1879)



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.

2nd Plant

1st Plant

  • Cultivation condition
  • Partial shade, Long soaking,
  • Shelving, No air conditioning

  • Mar. 2009 It keeps growing.

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

  • Jan. 2005 Seed pods of the flower bloomed in March 2004 opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • May 2004 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Mar. 2004 It bloomed.
  • Feb. 2004 An inflorescence began to grow.
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