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WildThangs Alpharetta, GA This was a gift plant, blooms twice a year, mostly hardy in zone 7a. It grows like a bromeliad, has roots like an orchid, stiff,lightly serated leaves, 24" mature height, tolerates shade, sun, rain, drought,famine, insects and diseases!
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growin Vancouver, BC (Zone 8b) Looks like Billbergia nutans var. schimperiana
WildThangs Alpharetta, GA I agree, it looks like a billbergia relative, but what about the hardiness factor? I have had this plant 8 years and failed to kill the ones I forgot to bring to the greenhouse in winter.
growin Vancouver, BC (Zone 8b) Weird thing is, Queen`s Tears have also survived for me here, if kept under cover with some protection from moisture that freezes. They are surprisingly hardy.
KayJones Panama City Beach, FL (Zone 8b) Indeed they are hardy! I have one in a pot, stuck out under an oak tree, that I totally ignore - it thrives and blooms every year - very beautiful plant when in bloom, imho!
WildThangs Alpharetta, GA OK, then I agree!
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