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Billbergia nutans var. schimperiana

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Billbergia (bil-BERG-a) (Info)
Species: nutans var. schimperiana

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Winter
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

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Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Montgomery, Alabama
Clovis, California
Huntington Beach, California
Mckinleyville, California
Merced, California
Napa, California
Ojai, California
Brooksville, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Alpharetta, Georgia
Thomasville, Georgia
Independence, Louisiana
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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