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Tillandsia streptophylla

Distributed in Mexico (Vera Cruz, Tabasco, Chiapas, Yucatán, Quintana Roo), Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua at altitudes from 0 to 825 m.


Tillandsia streptophylla

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) streptophylla Scheidweiler (1836)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 7 - 12 cm (W) x 15 - 20 cm (H)
  • Relatively low degree of drought tolerance. It seems good ventilation is necessary.

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)

  • Dec. 2021 The foliage was elongated vertically.

  • Sept. 2020 Roots began to grow.
  • Aug. 2020 Leaves around the growing point turnd reddish color.

  • July 2019 The center of the foliage began to stand up..
  • Apr. 2019 It keeps growing.

  • Oct. 2017 Leaves around the growing point turnd reddish color.
  • July 2017 Leaves around the growing point turnd reddish color
  • July 2017 Roots began to grow.
  • Mar. 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st)

  • July 2007 The growing point died.

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

  • Oct. 2005 Leaves at the bottom of the foliage died.

  • Nov. 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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