Monday, April 9, 2012

Queen's Tears

A vigorous epiphyte from Brazil, Billbergia nutans is ideal for partially shady locations around the home or garden. The tough leaves have toothed edges, and flowers are borne on long stems. The striking pink bracts have blue and green blossoms and long yellow stamens. It usually blooms during March and April and the flowers last 6-8 weeks. Also called “Friendship Plant” because it produces many offshoots, or young plants, to give to friends. Water frequently in the growing season.


  1. I have never seen anything like it. I want to paint that last image!


  2. Very beautiful and so differnt. I've never seen these before. I love the vases you have them displayed in, too : )

    Danielle xo

  3. They are always a surprise and gift when they appear in the Spring! Thanks for stopping by.


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