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Tillandsia tricholepis

Distributed in Bolivia (Santa Cruz), Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul), Paraguay, Argentina (Catamarca, Chaco, Córdoba, Corrientes, Formosa, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta, San Juan, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán) at altitudes from 0 to 2,500 m.

Epiphytic, Saxicolous.

Tillandsia tricholepis 'Closed form'

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) tricholepis Baker (1878)



  • [ Blooming ] June
  • [ Flower ] Pale yellow
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 1 - 1.5 cm (W) x 3 - 10 cm (L)
  • Leaves are closed under the dry condition. Leaves are opened when the foliage was watered enough, and the foliage shows almost no difference from the standard Tillandsia tricholepis.

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

  • Apr. 2022 Inflorescences began to grow from 2 foliages of the clump.
  • Mar. 2022 An inflorescence began to grow from a foliage of the clump.
  • Jan. 2022 Seed pods opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Aug. 2021 Seed pods began to grow.
  • June 2021 An offset began to grow at the bottom of the inflorescence during the blooming period.
  • June 2021 It bloomed.
  • Apr. 2021 An inflorescence began to grow from a foliages of the clump.

  • Oct. 2020 The foliage was labeled as Tillandsia bryoides.
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