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Bromeliad, Quesnelia 'Rose'

Quesnelia arvensis

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Quesnelia (kwes-NEL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: arvensis (ar-VEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Rose


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bright Yellow


Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall


Grown for foliage


Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Jones, Alabama

Big Pine Key, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Miami, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida (3 reports)

Sanford, Florida

Tarpon Springs, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Winter Haven, Florida

Broaddus, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 1, 2009, DanKistner from Winter Haven, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Beautiful Blooms just don't leave in full sun, it will surely burn the foliage!!! I made that mistake.


On Nov 29, 2003, Maudie from Harvest, AL wrote:

To maintain this plant, keep water in the 'vase'. After blooming (the blooms will last a long time) the plant will slowly die leaving 'pups' at the base. These new plants will continue to grow and eventually bloom with minimum care and the process continues. The foliage alone makes it a beautiful plant to grow while waiting for it to bloom.


On Aug 10, 2002, PippiPat wrote:

This was a wonderful plant to grow and have bloom in Florida (U.S.) It did well in a hanging moss-type basket, with partial sun/shade along a wooden privacy fence.

It also did well when I first moved to Texas, when I lived on a lake (humidity seems to be the trick.) Though I am still living in Texas, I'm no longer on the lake, and the drier land plus five years of unusually harsh summers combined to do in the plant. When conditions become more normal, I will try it again here.


On Aug 10, 2002, Hunter_X from Orlando, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Quesnelia arvensis has beautiful foliage throughout the year. Heavy producer from tubers. Blooms in early August and continues through the first of September.