Queen's-Tears, Bromeliad
Billbergia 'Bunniss Factor'

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Billbergia (bil-BERG-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Bunniss Factor

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Mottled

Leathery-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

This plant is monocarpic

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 20, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This cultivar grows in rather tight rolls of leaves that are mostly burgandy with either white or pink mottled spots along with fine silver bands. It is striking.

Jim Irvin crossed 'Domingos Martins' X 'Strawberry' to get it.