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Queen's Tears

Billbergia spp.

Also known as

Angel's Tears, Queen's Tears Bromeliad, Bromeliad

Billbergia pyramidalis, bloeiwyse, Manie van der Schijff BT, b by JMK (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

15cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Queen's Tears Overview

Billbergia is a genus with around 66 evergreen perennials that form rosettes and produce brightly coloured, but short lived, tubular flowers and attractive foliage which is sometimes variegated. Most species are epiphytic and thus grow on the surfaces of other organisms and glean nutrition from their immediate surroundings. They originate from forest and scrubland in Southern Mexico, Central and South America and the West Indies.

Common problems with Queen's Tears

How to propagate Queen's Tears

Division

Propagation is by division or offsets after flowering or in late spring.

Other uses of Queen's Tears

Grown for their flowers and foliage.

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