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Tillandsia streptocarpa

Distributed in Peru (Amazonas, Ayacucho, Apurímac, Cuzco), Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Tarija), Brazil (Paraiba Pernambuco, Bahia, Minas Gerais, Goias, Mato Grosso, Paraná, São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay at altitudes from 60 to 2,300 m.

Epiphytic, Saxicolous.

Tillandsia streptocarpa

Tillandsia (Phytarrhiza) streptocarpa Baker (1887)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 7 - 15 cm (W) x 10 - 15 cm (H)

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

Growth 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)

  • May 2020 2 offsets keep growing.

  • Apr. 2019 2 offsets keep growing.

  • Apr. 2018 2 offsets began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • Feb. 2018 The inflorescence has broken at the middle.

  • Dec. 2017 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • July 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • May 2008 It died.

  • Sept. 2007 Most of leaves died and only 3 leaves remained at the growing point. Probably it was damaged by scale insects.
  • Jan. 2007 The foliage turned light purple.

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

  • Dec. 2004 The foliage turned light purple.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.

  • Dec. 2003 The foliage turned light purple.
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