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A picture of a Flaming Torch Bromeliad

Flaming Torch Bromeliad

Billbergia pyramidalis

Also known as

Foolproof Plant

Billbergia pyramidalis in Hyderabad Nursery W IMG 0425 by J.M.Garg (CC BY 3.0)

Full Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Billbergia pyramidalis

Overview

This bromeliad, native to northern South America and parts of the Caribbean, has a large red brush-shaped flower that is tipped with violet. It is not a long-lived inflorescence, but can provide a welcome splash of colour in shaded areas. Like in many bromeliad species, the rosette of strap-like leaves collect rainwater and nutrients.

Special Features

Attractive flowers