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A picture of a Birds-Nest Bromeliad

Birds-Nest Bromeliad

Nidularium spp.

Also known as

Bird's nest bromeliad

Nidularium purpureum (jardin botanique du parc de la Tête-d'Or, Lyon, France) by Arnaud Fafournoux (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Birds-Nest Bromeliad Overview

Genus with around 55 species of evergreen perennial in the Bromeliaceae family. They form rosettes of strap-shaped foliage with toothed edges. Tubular flowers are surrounded by modified leaves known as bracts, these are said to resemble birds nests, hence the common name birds-nest bromeliad.

How to propagate Birds-Nest Bromeliad

Seed

Seed in the spring.

Other uses of Birds-Nest Bromeliad

Grown for their overall appearance.

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