Queen's-Tears, Bromeliad
Billbergia 'Las Manchas'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Mottled

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

This plant is monocarpic

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

High Springs, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 3, 2012, RandomChris from High Springs, FL wrote:

This plant will tolerate temperatures in the low 20's Fahrenheit, but with damage. So it's better to take it in if it drops below freezing.

The plant blooms reliably every winter and is a generous pupper. Grow it in very light shade for the best color.