Common name: Billbergia

Native to: Southern Mexico, West Indies, Central and South America

 

Billbergia is a genus of flowering plants in the familyBromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus, named for the Swedish botanist, zoologist, and anatomist Gustaf Johan Billberg. They are rosette-forming, evergreen perennials, usually epiphytic in habit, often with brilliantly coloured flowers and come in a myriad forms. Some are epiphytic, while others are terrestrial. They add form and structure and a burst of colour wherever you plant them!

Billbergia spp.

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  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun to partial shade

    Flowers: Bright flowers coming from the centre of the rosette

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen rosette

    Growth habit: Rosette; some terrestrial others epiphytic

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant

    Height: Up to 40cm

    Spread: Up to 40 cm

    Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: Rockeries, vertial wall gardens and borders, depening on the species.

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