Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bromeliad Billbergia 'Cold Fusion'

Bromeliads are one of my favorite plants, this one here is Billbergia 'Cold Fusion'. I received it via a trade with a gardening friend.

Billbergia 'Cold Fusion'




The leaves are beautifully spotted with a toothy edge, the brilliantly pink  flower bracts are attention grabbers but sadly the inflorescence is short-lived.



The still closed flower in purple and yellow will open shortly









Most Billbergias are tall and tubular, and do not have the rosette shape of most well-known Bromeliads. They are easy bloomers and multiply fast.

A Bromeliad will bloom only once before it dies, but makes up for it by producing several offshoots.

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I'm just starting to try bromeliads. One has a pup. I'm so excited.

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  2. I'm glad you give bromeliads a try. Most of them are so easy to keep as houseplants :-)

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  3. Beautiful and unusual looking! I don't know much about tropical plants so they are always so interesting to see and read about!

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