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Tillandsia straminea

Distributed in Peru (Ancash, Huanuco, Cajamarca), Ecuador (Chimborazo) at altitudes from 0 to 2,500 m.

Tillandsia straminea

Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) straminea H B K. (1816)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 4 - 7 cm (W) x 10 - 20 cm (H)
  • Tillandsia straminea resembles Tillandsia purpurea. Tillandsia straminea is inland epiphytic species, whereas Tillandsia purpurea is coastal terrestrial/saxicolous species.

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. Hopefully this plant can be cultivated better by the very high watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Aug. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Mar. 2019 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • Mar. 2009 Condition is not good.

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

  • Oct. 2005 It keeps growing.

  • Aug. 2004 40 days on which the temperature rises above 30 °C, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
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