Queen's Tears, Friendship Plant, "Mini Form" Billbergia Nutans has blooms that look like other Billbergia nutans plants' blooms; however, they are much smaller as is the plant.
Billbergia Nutans 'Mini' blooms are edged in a royal blue which appears to be a purple in some lighting as shown here. There are 4 sticky nectar droplets on the bloom (hence the name "Queen's Tears).
Billbergia Nutans 'Mini' leaves have stiff spines and banding on the undersides.
A view of Billbergia Nutans 'Mini' leaves and an emerging inflorescence.
Queen's Tears'Mini' (Billbergia Nutans) bloom's emerging from pink bracts and opening in afternoon sunlight (blooming for the 2nd time in late October)
Queen's Tears 'Mini' (Billbergia Nutans) blooms emerging from pink bracts and opening in afternoon sunlight (2nd blooms in late October)
"Queen's Tears 'Mini' (Billbergia Nutans) bloom with pollen on petal
Attractive flowers are formed in late winter in greenhouse with cool temp.