Billbergia amoena

R55.00

  • Tubular upright growth habit
  • Strikingly Beautiful flowers
  • Grows exceptionally well epiphytically
  • Vigorous grower
  • Care level: Easy

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Description

This is a highly variable species in size and colour.  Tubular, upright plant of stiff green leaves which are faintly banded with silver.

The upright flower spike has showy cerise pink bracts and the most beautiful and unusual blue tipped green flowers.

Billbergia amoena is a vigorous grower and multiplies quickly to form large clumps.  Perfectly suited for growing epiphytically and we highly recommend it for mounting in trees, on tree stumps or decorative driftwood.

Additional information

Weight .300 kg
Dimensions 15 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Best grown in partial shade to shade.

Soil: Generally Bromeliads which grow terrestrially, require good drainage and like to grow in soil which is airy and fast draining. We recommend the addition of compost or fine bark to the planting area. When growing your plant in containers, it is also important to ensure that you soil is light, airy and free draining. A combination of a good quality potting soil with the addition of either coco peat, pine bark or perlite is recommended.

Watering: Many Bromeliads are surprisingly water wise. When watering, water your plant thoroughly, then allow to dry out before watering again. Always ensure that there is water in your Bromeliad’s tank, cup or reservoir. The frequency of watering will vary according to the season. Remember if you are unsure as to whether to water or not, rather keep the plant on a drier side as overwatering can lead to fungal problems which can kill a plant quickly. Plants grown epiphytically will require more frequent watering particularly during very hot spells.

Fertiliser: Use a balanced water soluble fertilizer at half the recommended strength once a month during spring and summer.

Temperature: Best grown in areas where the minimum winter temperature does not fall below 0 degrees Celsius.

Please Note

The plant is currently growing in a 15 cm plastic pot and is near flowering size. It will be supplied bare root (without a pot or soil). Although our plants are grown under the same conditions and we carefully handpick your plant to ensure the best quality possible, no two plants are identical. Also the colours of plants can vary according to the season. The photograph of the plant in flower is for reference purposes only.