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Tillandsia subulifera

Distributed in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad, Colombia, Venezuela (Sucre, Táchira), Ecuador at altitudes from 50 to 200 m.


Tillandsia subulifera

Tillandsia subulifera Mez (1919)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 3 cm (W) x 7 - 10 cm (H)
  • Very feeble species.
  • Proper cultivation conditions are being investigated.

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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

It could be cultivated only for 2 years.

Cultivation Log

  • Sept. 2005 It died.
  • Apr. 2005 Leaves turned brown and died one by one.

  • Nov. 2004 Leaves were damaged by sun light.
  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • Apr. 2004 Leaves at the bottom of the foliage died.
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