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Friendship Plant

Billbergia nutans

Also known as

Queen's Tears, Indoor Oats, Air Pines

Billbergia Nutans Bromeliad by Scott M. Hofmann (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Overview

This evergreen perennial forms a rosette of arching grey leaves and then produces slender pink bracted stems with panicles of pale green flowers with blue tips and bright pink sepals.

Common problems

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Seed

Division

Remove offsets

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

If growing outdoors, use a humus rich, sharp draining soil.

Indoor plant

Uses

This low maintenance plant can be grown as in attractive houseplant but can also be included in creating a sub tropical garden in milder areas.