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Tillandsia tortilis

Distributed in Aguascalientes - Durango - Hidalgo - Jalisco - Querétaro - San Luis Potosí - Zacatecas - Guanajuato, Mexico at altitudes from 1,850 to 2,400 m.

Epiphytic, Saxicolous on limestone.

Tillandsia tortilis

Tillandsia (Viridantha) tortilis Klotzsch ex Baker (1887)

Photographs

Features

  • [ Blooming ] February, for 10 days
  • [ Flower ] Dark green
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 7 - 10 cm (W) x 5 - 10 cm (H)
  • It looks like Tillandsia lepidosepala but the scape is longer and the flower spike is narrower.

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.

Cultivation Log

  • Oct. 2022 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • Apr. 2022 Roots began to grow.

  • July 2021 The 3rd offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage. An offset at the base of the inflorescence and 3 offsets at the bottom o the foliage are growing.
  • May 2021 Another offset began to grow at the inner side of the bottom leaf.
  • Jan. 2021 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the foliage.

  • Dec. 2020 Seed pods opened and seeds were scattered.
  • Mar. 2020 A seed pod began to grow. A root began to grow.
  • Mar. 2020 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the inflorescence.
  • Feb. 2020 It flowered.

  • Nov. 2019 An inflorescence began to grow.
  • June 2019 Roots began to grow.
  • June 2019 Two offsets began to grow at the inner part of the 2 leaves of the bottom of the foliage.
  • Jan. 2019 Good condition.
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