Upright 2′ silver-green strappy leaves form a tight vase. It’s unusual flowers hang in pendants and bring together green, yellow, pink and blue. Bloom time is spring, but it is possible these may wait a year before they put on their show. It gets the common name of Queen’s Tears because they drip nectar when touched. Another common name is “Friendship Plant” which is attributed to rate that this plant multiplies, propagating so easily that it is often passed between friends.
Pronunciation: bil-BERG-e-ah NUT-ans
Species Meaning: Nodding, pendant in reference to the flowers.
Billbergia nutans is native to Brazil.
I was really surprised that two of them bloomed this year and they are amazing. The colors are gorgeous.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21001
We acquired this plant from ebay: cj4k.
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