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Tillandsia setacea

Distributed in United States (Florida, Georgia), Mexico (Sinaloa, Nayarit), Guatemala, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominica, Puerto Rico, Brazil (Pará) at altitudes from 200 - 1,300 m.


Tillandsia setacea

Tillandsia setacea Swartz (1797)



  • [ Flowering ] June - July
  • [ Flower ] Bluish purple
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 3 cm (W) x 10 - 15 cm (H)
  • The flower color is bluish purple, whereas that of Tillandsia pseudosetacea is red.
  • 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.

Very high watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • July 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Apr. 2019 It keeps growing.

  • Dec. 2018 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2008 The foliage turned red.

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

  • June 2005 It keeps growing and the foliage turned red.

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