Billbergia

The Billbergia genus can usually be identified by the shape of the rosette, which is typically tubular and narowlly funnel or vase-shaped. The foliage is often spotted or banded with complex patterns or bright colors. The pendant inflorescence is in a form of a spike that lasts for 2 weeks. Billbergias are highly recommended for beginners because they are easy to grow. Try them in a hanging basket, they look beautiful when viewed from below as the light shines through the leaves.

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    Billbergia 'Poquito Mas' (Fantasia x Poquito Blanco) is a compact bromeliad growing to about 11 inches tall in a tubular form with many stages of color. The plant develops heavy white blotches with a red veneer. The inflorescence is on a spike of bright red bracts forming yellow flowers with purple petals. Growing on short stolons this billbergia will form a nice clumped grouping in a 6" pot. Though the bloom length is only less than a week, timely blooms may be ready by Thanksgiving and or at Christmas time. A great plant worth experimenting with to see how much red hues you can bring out depending on light levels and water PH.

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    Billbergia 'Novena'  (Bob Spivey - 'Afterglow' x 'Domingos Martins'). A beauty with striking coloration. Chocolate colored background with a pink tint, small white bloches all over finished with frosty silver bandings on the outer sides of the leaves. The inflorescence is a showy spike with large red blacts, pink sepals and bright blue coiled flower petals. Like most Billbergia, the color intensifies with strong light and reduced feeding. It just takes time.

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    Billbergia 'Hallelujah' ('Domingos Martins' x 'Ed McWilliams') is a bromeliad known for colorful foliage. Although the red, white, and blue blooms are showy enough, it's the stunning blends of red, pink, purple, and white on the leaves that gets everyone's attention. Reaching about a foot tall, it develops best color in bright light conditions over time. In other words, it likes filtered sun for part of the day. Flowering can happen at almost any time during the year, and like most Billbergias, the inflorescence fades within days. Very pretty when the sun shines through the leaves.

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