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Tillandsia lindenii Regel

Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Foliage Epiphyte


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Epiphyte
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Peru
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form An epiphyte, it has a clumping growth form. 
Foliage The leaves are dark green with red stripes originating from the leaf base and running along the length of the leaf blade. The underside of the leaves are red. 
Habitat It is found growing as epiphytes at altitudes of 2000 to 3500 feet. Has also been found growing on rocks or sandy medium. 
Cultivation It is best grown in a well-draining growing medium. It can also be grown in wooden slatted baskets in sphagnum moss and medium with good aeration. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Vertical Greenery / Green Wall

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Division


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Red
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Rosulate / Rosette
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Margin Entire

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Master ID 31740
Species ID 6139
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.