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Tillandsia tenuifolia 'Short form'

Distributed in Cuba, Jamaica, Dominica, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Guiana, Guyana, Peru (Puno), Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca), Brazil (Para, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Riode Janeiro, São Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay, Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, Misiones) at altitudes from 350 to 2,500 m.


Tillandsia tenuifolia 'Short form'

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) tenuifolia Linnaeus (1753)



  • [ Blooming ] ?
  • [ Flower ] ?
  • [ Fregrance ] ?
  • [ Blooming size ] 3 - 4 cm (W) x 5 - 7 cm (H)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • Many variations and forms of Tillandsia tenuifolia are known: Blue flower form, Short form as form variations; var. surinamensis, var. vaginata, and var. strobiliformis as variety 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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Cultivation Log

  • May 2009 Roots began to grow.

  • May 2008 Roots began to grow.

  • July 2007 Roots began to grow.

  • Oct. 2006 Moved to another site. Cultivation condition is almost same as the previous site.
  • Mar. 2006 2 offsets began to grow at the middle of the foliage.

  • Oct. 2005 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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