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Tillandsia usneoides

Distributed in tropical America at altitudes from 0 to 3,300 m.

Tillandsia usneoides

Tillandsia (Diaphoranthema) usneoides (Linnaeus) Linnaeus (1762)



  • [ Blooming ] May - June, for 3 days
  • [ Flower ] Green
  • [ Fregrance ] Give off all days
  • [ Blooming size ] 1 - 3 cm (W) x 1 - 100 cm (L)
  • Relatively low degree of drought tolerance. Good ventilation is necessary.

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.

Low watering frequency cultivation

Managed to keep the foliage. Hopefully this plant can be cultivated better by the very high watering frequency cultivation.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage, Loosely curled thick leaf form)

  • Apr. 2020 The seed pod of the 2019 flowers opened and seeds were scattered.

  • Apr. 2019 It flowered.

  • Mar. 2019 Seed pods opened and seeds were scattered.

Cultivation Log (4th foliage, Thick leaf form)

  • May 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Dec. 2018 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (3rd foliage, Thin leaf form)

  • May 2020 It keeps growing.

  • Apr. 2018 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage, Standard form)

  • May 2022 It flowered.

  • May 2020 It flowered.

  • Apr. 2019 It flowered.

  • May 2018 It flowered.
  • Apr. 2018 Inflorescences began to grow.

  • May 2017 It flowered.

  • Aug. 2016 A root began to grow.
  • May 2016 It flowered.
  • Apr. 2016 Inflorescences began to grow.

  • Sept. 2015 A root began to grow.
  • July 2015 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st)

  • Mar. 2009 The foliage was decreased drastically.

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

  • Oct. 2005 The foliage was decreased.

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