• Billbergia nutans 'Variegata'
  • Billbergia nutans 'Variegata'
  • Billbergia nutans 'Variegata'
  • Billbergia nutans 'Variegata'

Billbergia nutans 'Variegata'

Queen's Tears, Friendship Plant
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: Sold Out

£6.99

Quick Overview

  • Hardy bromeliad
  • Variegated foliage
  • Epiphytic habit
  • Exquisite jewel-like flowers

Description

One of the easiest Bromeliads to grow, this is the variegated form of the amazingly hardy Billbergia nutans. The pale creamy yellow striping on the foliage is variable, often with entire leaves being devoid of chlorophyll and in others with one or usually several stripes. Not as reliably hardy as the usual form it is nontheless incredibly tough and will take sub-zero temperatures down to around - 9C but you should sensibly protect it with fleece long before it gets that low.

Billbergia nutans 'Variegata' makes an ideal epiphyte in the crooks of branches or the petioles of palms where its small root sytsem can be easily installed. Although it doesn't require vast amounts of water, care should be taken to see that it doesn't dry out during the summer, particularly if it is grown as an epiphyte.

The flowers are the same as the non-variegated form: exquisite bracts of soft pink with small delicate pendulous flowers of green and metallic blue with dangling yellow anthers.

Highly recommended.

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Billbergia nutans 'Variegata'

Queen's Tears, Friendship Plant
Size: ex 9cm pot

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