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

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

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

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

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Mottled

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive RandomChris 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.

Regional...

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

High Springs, Florida



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