Billbergia is an amazing plant! Pictured here, you can see it looking lovely with clusters of tubular flowers in an unusual color combination.
The white trailing plant below it is, Bacopa, which is an excellent plant choice for hanging baskets. Here it creates a very unique and interesting two plant combo.
The nice thing about Billbergia is that it’s an extremely tough plant. It also makes an excellent container plant, which you can grow as a house plant, or grow outdoors if you live in a mild climate. Billbergias are wonderful plants for coastal gardens and are hardy to about 25 degrees F.
Here is More Information About this Unique Plant:
- Native from Mexico to South America
- Size – 1.5 feet h. x 1.5 feet w.
- Blooom time – summer
- Grow in ground or in planters
- Likes to grow in sun or light shade near the coast, part shade elsewhere
- Likes reasonably well drained soil
- Likes a moderate amount of water
Most Popular Type?
Billbergia nutans – Flowers are actually rosy red bracts with green petals. This bromeliad is a vigorous grower, and prefers porous soil.
If you’re looking for a unique house plant – one that’s tough, and that you don’t need to have a total green thumb – Billbergia is a great choice! For more options on easy to grow tropical house plants, read this post.
If you can’t find Bilbergia in your local garden store, it is available online. This is a link to purchase a live plant – not seeds. The BILBERGIA WINDII NUTANS Queen’s Tears will fill out its pot and produce plenty of pups. It’s also hardy to the high 20s F or if it lives outside in cold climates, take it inside during the winter months.