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RE: Billbergia nutans


Well- the listing below may be the ideal, but mine gets the reverse opposite
(wet winter, dry summer) and has outgrown its pot.  So, I think it is
relatively flexible in its growning demands.

Theresa

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of TeichFlora@aol.com
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 2:47 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Billbergia nutans


From a bromeliad website:
Billbergia nutans is a tropical American air plant (Epiphyte) with a rosette
of pineapple-like leaves. Flowers are carried in long, branching clusters. 6
long stamens protrude from the blue-edged, green blossoms, and joints below
the flowers are decorated with narrow, scarlet bracts.

The plant may be grown in hanging baskets or bulb pan, which should contain
more than the average amount of drainage material.

Little or no sun is required if there is plenty of light Water frequently
while the plant is' in active growth during spring and summer, and sparingly
during the resting period in fall and winter. A warm, moist atmosphere is
essential for successful cultivation.

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