Quesnelia testudo


  • Rosette of stiff, spiky leaves that end in a very sharp spine
  • Foliage is apple-green and is lightly banded with silver
  • The beautiful cone-shaped flower is deep pink with violet petals
  • Grows well epiphytically and can be grown mounted on trees, rocks or driftwood
  • Definitely a conversation piece for the garden. This plant is spectacular when in flower and will attract attention
  • Care level: Easy

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SKU: NH-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 Categories: , ,

Additional information

Weight .400 kg
Dimensions 15 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Quesnelia testudo is best grown in partial 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 your soil is light, airy and free draining. A combination of a good quality potting soil with the addition of either palm peat, fine pine bark, river gravel, perlite or vermiculite 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: Most Quesnelia species can tolerate minimum winter temperatures of just above 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.