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Tillandsia tectorum

Distributed in Ecuador (Loja, Azuay), Peru (Ancash, Cajamarca, Lima, La Libertad, Huanuco) at altitudes from 980 to 2,700 m.

Saxicolous.

Tillandsia tectorum

Tillandsia (Allardtia) tectorum É. Morren (1877)

Photographs

Features

  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 5 - 15 cm (W) x 5 - 20 cm (H)
  • 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 low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well, although the long stem variety does not grow stably.

Cultivation Log (Small form)

  • July 2021 A root began to grow.

  • July 2020 A root began to grow.

  • May 2019 A root is growing very long.
  • Apr. 2019 It keeps growing.

  • July 2017 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (Long stem form)

  • Sept. 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Apr. 2019 It keeps growing but its condition is not good.

  • July 2017 It keeps growing.

  • Aug. 2015 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • July 2008 Roots began to grow.

  • Feb. 2007 The original 2 cm wide foliage has grown up to 5 cm in size.

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

  • Oct. 2005 It keeps growing slowly.

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