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Tillandsia tricholepis

Bolivia (Beni, La Paz, Tarija, Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz),

Brazil (Ceará, Pernambuco, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul),

Paraguay (Asuncion),

Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, Formosa, Chaco, San Juan, Córdoba, Santa Fe, Misiones, Catamarca, Corrientes, Santiago del Estero)

0 - 2,500 m elevation

Epiphytic, Saxicolous

Tillandsia tricholepis 'Short form'

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) tricholepis Baker (1878)



  • [ Blooming ] April - June, for 5 - 12 days
  • [ Flower ] Pale yellow
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 1 - 1.5 cm (W) x 1 - 2 cm (L)
  • The foliages and inflorescences are shorter than the standard Tillandsia tricholepis. This type is sold under the label of Tillandsia pedicellata.

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. 2023 Seed pods opened and seeds were scattered.
  • May 2023 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Apr. 2023 It flowerred.
  • Mar. 2023 Inflorescences began to grow from the foliages which did not bloom in 2022.

  • Dec. 2022 2 seed pods of a foliage opened and seeds were scattered.
  • May 2022 Seed pods began to grow.
  • Apr. 2022 It flowerred.
  • Mar. 2022 Inflorescences began to grow.

  • Mar. 2020 2 seed pods opened and seeds were scattered.

  • July 2019 Seed pods began to grow.
  • June 2019 It flowered.
  • May 2019 Inflorescences began to grow.
  • Apr. 2019 Good condition.
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