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Tillandsia velutina

Distributed in Mexico, Guatemala at an altitude of 1,800 m.

Tillandsia velutina

Tillandsia velutina Ehlers (1994)

Tillandsia brachycaulos var. multiflora

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Features

  • [ Blooming ] July, for 7 days
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 7 - 15 cm (W) x 7 - 10 cm (H)
  • Sturdy species. Relatively high degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.
  • It blooms every year.
  • Similar species to T. brachycaulos.
  • T. velutina grows a very short inflorescence, whereas flowers of T. brachycaulos grow directly from the growing point.

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

Grows well.

Cultivation Log (2nd foliage)

  • Sept. 2020 The offset keeps growing.

  • Aug. 2018 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • June 2018 It bloomed.
  • May 2018 An inflorescence began to grow. Leaves around the inflorescence turned red a week later.

  • Aug. 2017 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • July 2017 It bloomed.
  • June 2017 An inflorescence began to grow. Leaves around the inflorescence turned red a week later.

  • June 2016 A root is growing.

  • Aug. 2015 Good condition.

Cultivation Log (1st foliage)

  • May 2009 A root began to grow.
  • Mar. 2009 It keeps growing.

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

  • Jan. 2005 Leaves turned pale red.

  • Aug. 2004 The temperature rises above 30 °C for 40 days, and the highest temperature was over 39 °C.
  • June 2004 2 offsets began to grow.
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