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PlantFiles: Billbergia, Bromeliad
Billbergia sanderiana

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Billbergia (bil-BERG-a) (Info)
Species: sanderiana (san-der-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is monocarpic
Suitable for growing in containers

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)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral MotherNature4 On Feb 4, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a thick, vase shaped plant with light green leaves and black spines. The pendant inflorescence has green striped flowers with showy pink bracts.



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